flag


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flag \Flag\ (fl[a^]g), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flagged (fl[a^]gd);
   p. pr. & vb. n. Flagging (fl[a^]g"g[i^]ng).] [Cf. Icel.
   flaka to droop, hang loosely. Cf. Flacker, Flag an
   ensign.]
   1. To hang loose without stiffness; to bend down, as flexible
      bodies; to be loose, yielding, limp.
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            As loose it [the sail] flagged around the mast. --T.
                                                  Moore.
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   2. To droop; to grow spiritless; to lose vigor; to languish;
      as, the spirits flag; the strength flags.
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            The pleasures of the town begin to flag. --Swift.

   Syn: To droop; decline; fail; languish; pine.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flag \Flag\, v. t. [From Flag an ensign.]
   1. To signal to with a flag or by waving the hand; as, to
      flag a train; also used with down; as, to flag down a cab.
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   2. To convey, as a message, by means of flag signals; as, to
      flag an order to troops or vessels at a distance.
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   3. To decoy (game) by waving a flag, handkerchief, or the
      like to arouse the animal's curiosity.

            The antelope are getting continually shyer and more
            difficult to flag.                    --T.
                                                  Roosevelt.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flag \Flag\, n. [From Flag to hang loose, to bend down.]
   (Bot.)
   An aquatic plant, with long, ensiform leaves, belonging to
   either of the genera Iris and Acorus.
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   Cooper's flag, the cat-tail (Typha latifolia), the long
      leaves of which are placed between the staves of barrels
      to make the latter water-tight.

   Corn flag. See under 2d Corn.

   Flag broom, a coarse of broom, originally made of flags or
      rushes.

   Flag root, the root of the sweet flag.

   Sweet flag. See Calamus, n., 2.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flag \Flag\ (fl[a^]g), v. t.
   1. To let droop; to suffer to fall, or let fall, into
      feebleness; as, to flag the wings. --prior.
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   2. To enervate; to exhaust the vigor or elasticity of.
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            Nothing so flags the spirits.         --Echard.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flag \Flag\, n. [Cf. LG. & G. flagge, Sw. flagg, Dan. flag, D.
   vlag. See Flag to hang loose.]
   1. That which flags or hangs down loosely.
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   2. A cloth usually bearing a device or devices and used to
      indicate nationality, party, etc., or to give or ask
      information; -- commonly attached to a staff to be waved
      by the wind; a standard; a banner; an ensign; the colors;
      as, the national flag; a military or a naval flag.
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   3. (Zool.)
      (a) A group of feathers on the lower part of the legs of
          certain hawks, owls, etc.
      (b) A group of elongated wing feathers in certain hawks.
      (c) The bushy tail of a dog, as of a setter.
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   4. (Zool.) One of the wing feathers next the body of a bird;
      -- called also flag feather.
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   Black flag. See under Black.

   Flag captain, Flag leutenant, etc., special officers
      attached to the flagship, as aids to the flag officer.

   Flag officer, the commander of a fleet or squadron; an
      admiral, or commodore.

   Flag of truse, a white flag carried or displayed to an
      enemy, as an invitation to conference, or for the purpose
      of making some communication not hostile.

   Flag share, the flag officer's share of prize money.

   Flag station (Railroad), a station at which trains do not
      stop unless signaled to do so, by a flag hung out or
      waved.

   National flag, a flag of a particular country, on which
      some national emblem or device, is emblazoned.

   Red flag, a flag of a red color, displayed as a signal of
      danger or token of defiance; the emblem of anarchists.

   To dip, the flag, to mlower it and quickly restore it to
      its place; -- done as a mark of respect.

   To hang out the white flag, to ask truce or quarter, or, in
      some cases, to manifest a friendly design by exhibiting a
      white flag.

   To hang the flag half-mast high or {To hang the flag
   half-staff} or To hang the flag at half-staff, to raise it
      only half way to the mast or staff, as a token or sign of
      mourning.

   To strike the flag or To lower the flag, to haul it down,
      in token of respect, submission, or, in an engagement, of
      surrender.

   Yellow flag, the quarantine flag of all nations; also
      carried at a vessel's fore, to denote that an infectious
      disease is on board.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flag \Flag\, v. t.
   To furnish or deck out with flags.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flag \Flag\, n. [Icel. flaga, cf. Icel. flag spot where a turf
   has been cut out, and E. flake layer, scale. Cf. Floe.]
   1. A flat stone used for paving. --Woodward.
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   2. (Geol.) Any hard, evenly stratified sandstone, which
      splits into layers suitable for flagstones.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flag \Flag\, v. t.
   To lay with flags of flat stones.
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         The sides and floor are all flagged with . . . marble.
                                                  --Sandys.
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