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Definition of flag:

  1. 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.
  2. A flat stone used for paving.
  3. A group of elongated wing feathers in certain hawks.
  4. A group of feathers on the lower part of the legs of certain hawks, owls, etc.
  5. An aquatic plant, with long, ensiform leaves, belonging to either of the genera Iris and Acorus.
  6. Any hard, evenly stratified sandstone, which splits into layers suitable for flagstones.
  7. One of the wing feathers next the body of a bird; - called also flag feather.
  8. That which flags or hangs down loosely.
  9. The bushy tail of a dog, as of a setter.
  10. To convey, as a message, by means of flag signals; as, to flag an order to troops or vessels at a distance.
  11. To decoy ( game) by waving a flag, handkerchief, or the like to arouse the animal's curiosity.
  12. To droop; to grow spiritless; to lose vigor; to languish; as, the spirits flag; the streugth flags.
  13. To enervate; to exhaust the vigor or elasticity of.
  14. To furnish or deck out with flags.
  15. To hang loose without stiffness; to bend down, as flexible bodies; to be loose, yielding, limp.
  16. To lay with flags of flat stones.
  17. To let droop; to suffer to fall, or let fall, into feebleness; as, to flag the wings.
  18. To signal to with a flag; as, to flag a train.


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