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  15  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flag  \Flag\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  the  wing  feathers  next  the  body  of  a  bird;  --  called 
  also  {flag  feather}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flag  \Flag\,  v.  t. 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  {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  {Flag  broom},  a  coarse  of  broom,  originally  made  of  flags  or 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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flag  \Flag\,  v.  t. 
  To  furnish  or  deck  out  with  flags. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flag  \Flag\  (fl[a^]g),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Flagged};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Flagging}.]  [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. 
 
  As  loose  it  [the  sail]  flagged  around  the  mast.  --T. 
  Moore. 
 
  2.  To  droop;  to  grow  spiritless;  to  lose  vigor;  to  languish; 
  as  the  spirits  flag;  the  streugth  flags. 
 
  The  pleasures  of  the  town  begin  to  flag.  --Swift. 
 
  Syn:  To  droop;  decline  fail  languish;  pine. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  enervate;  to  exhaust  the  vigor  or  elasticity  of 
 
  Nothing  so  flags  the  spirits.  --Echard. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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. 
 
  {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  half-staff},  to  raise 
  it  only  half  way  to  the  mast  or  staff,  as  a  token  or  sign 
  of  mourning. 
 
  {To}  {strike,  or  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  (Geol.)  Any  hard,  evenly  stratified  sandstone,  which 
  splits  into  layers  suitable  for  flagstones. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flag  \Flag\,  v.  t.  [From  {Flag}  an  ensign.] 
  1.  To  signal  to  with  a  flag;  as  to  flag  a  train. 
 
  2.  To  convey,  as  a  message,  by  means  of  flag  signals;  as  to 
  flag  an  order  to  troops  or  vessels  at  a  distance. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flag  \Flag\,  v.  t. 
  To  lay  with  flags  of  flat  stones. 
 
  The  sides  and  floor  are  all  flagged  with  .  .  .  marble. 
  --Sandys. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flag 
  n  1:  usually  rectangular  piece  of  cloth  of  distinctive  design 
  2:  an  emblem  flown  as  a  symbol  of  nationality  [syn:  {national 
  flag},  {ensign}] 
  3:  plants  with  sword-shaped  leaves  and  erect  stalks  bearing 
  bright-colored  flowers  composed  of  three  petals  and  three 
  drooping  sepals  [syn:  {iris},  {fleur-de-lis},  {sword  lily}] 
  4:  a  rectangular  piece  of  fabric  used  as  a  signalling  device 
  [syn:  {signal  flag}] 
  5:  flagpole  used  to  mark  the  position  of  the  hole  on  a  golf 
  green  [syn:  {pin}] 
  6:  stratified  stone  that  splits  into  pieces  suitable  for  paving 
  [syn:  {flagstone}] 
  7:  a  conspicuously  marked  or  shaped  tail 
  v  1:  communicate  or  signal  with  a  flag 
  2:  provide  with  a  flag;  "Flag  this  file  so  that  I  can  recognize 
  it  immediately" 
  3:  droop,  sink,  or  settle  from  or  as  if  from  pressure  or  loss 
  of  tautness  [syn:  {sag},  {droop},  {swag}] 
  4:  decorate  with  flags,  as  of  buildings 
  5:  become  less  intense  [syn:  {ease  up},  {ease  off},  {slacken 
  off},  {slack  off}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  flag  n.  [very  common]  A  variable  or  quantity  that  can  take  on 
  one  of  two  values;  a  bit,  particularly  one  that  is  used  to  indicate 
  one  of  two  outcomes  or  is  used  to  control  which  of  two  things  is  to  be 
  done  "This  flag  controls  whether  to  clear  the  screen  before  printing 
  the  message."  "The  program  status  word  contains  several  flag  bits." 
  Used  of  humans  analogously  to  {bit}.  See  also  {hidden  flag},  {mode  bit}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  flag 
 
  1.    A  variable  or  quantity  that  can  take  on  one 
  of  two  values;  a  bit,  particularly  one  that  is  used  to 
  indicate  one  of  two  outcomes  or  is  used  to  control  which  of 
  two  things  is  to  be  done  "This  flag  controls  whether  to 
  clear  the  screen  before  printing  the  message."  "The  program 
  status  word  contains  several  flag  bits."  See  also  {hidden 
  flag},  {mode  bit}. 
 
  2.  {command  line  option}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1998-05-02) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Flag 
  (Heb.,  or  rather  Egyptian,  ahu,  Job  8:11),  rendered  meadow"  in 
  Gen.  41:2,  18;  probably  the  Cyperus  esculentus,  a  species  of 
  rush  eaten  by  cattle,  the  Nile  reed.  It  also  grows  in  Palestine. 
 
  In  Ex  2:3,  5,  Isa.  19:6,  it  is  the  rendering  of  the  Hebrew 
  _suph_,  a  word  which  occurs  frequently  in  connection  with  _yam_; 
  as  _yam  suph_,  to  denote  the  "Red  Sea"  (q.v.)  or  the  sea  of 
  weeds  (as  this  word  is  rendered,  Jonah  2:5).  It  denotes  some 
  kind  of  sedge  or  reed  which  grows  in  marshy  places.  (See  PAPER 
  T0002840,  {REED}.) 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  FLAG,  n.  A  colored  rag  borne  above  troops  and  hoisted  on  forts  and 
  ships.  It  appears  to  serve  the  same  purpose  as  certain  signs  that  one 
  sees  and  vacant  lots  in  London  --  "Rubbish  may  be  shot  here." 
 
 




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