flag


flag
flag1
noun
1》 an oblong piece of cloth that is raised on a pole and used as an emblem, especially of nationality.
    ↘a ship's ensign.
2》 a device or symbol resembling a flag, used as a marker.
3》 a small paper badge given to people who donate to a charity appeal.
verb (flags, flagging, flagged)
1》 mark for attention; draw attention to.
2》 direct or alert by waving a flag or using hand signals.
    ↘(flag someone down) signal to a driver to stop.
3》 provide or decorate with a flag or flags.
Phrases
fly the flag (of a ship) be registered in a particular country and sail under its flag.
↘(also show or carry or wave the flag) represent one's country or demonstrate one's affiliation with an organization.
put the flags (or flag) out celebrate.
wrap oneself in the flag chiefly N. Amer. make an excessive show of one's patriotism.
Derivatives
flagger noun
Origin
C16: perh. from obs. flag 'drooping', of unknown ultimate origin.
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flag2
noun a flat rectangular or square stone slab, used for paving.
Derivatives
flagged adjective
Origin
ME: prob. of Scand. origin and related to Icelandic flag 'spot from which a sod has been cut' and ON flaga 'slab of stone'.
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flag3
noun a waterside plant with long sword-shaped leaves. [Iris pseudacorus (yellow flag) and other species.]
Origin
ME: of unknown ultimate origin.
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flag4
verb (flags, flagging, flagged) become tired or less enthusiastic.
Origin
C16: related to obs. flag 'hanging down'.

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