Meaning of 'flag' (Webster Dictionary)
- That which flags or hangs down loosely.
- 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
- A group of feathers on the lower part of the legs of certain
hawks, owls, etc.
- A group of elongated wing feathers in certain hawks.
- The bushy tail of a dog, as of a setter.
- An aquatic plant, with long, ensiform leaves, belonging to
either of the genera Iris and Acorus.
- A flat stone used for paving.
- Any hard, evenly stratified sandstone, which splits into
layers suitable for flagstones. - To hang loose without stiffness; to bend down, as flexible
bodies; to be loose, yielding, limp.
- To droop; to grow spiritless; to lose vigor; to languish;
as, the spirits flag; the streugth flags. - To let droop; to suffer to fall, or let fall, into
feebleness; as, to flag the wings.
- To enervate; to exhaust the vigor or elasticity of.
- To signal to with a flag; as, to flag a train.
- To convey, as a message, by means of flag signals; as, to
flag an order to troops or vessels at a distance.
- To furnish or deck out with flags.
- To lay with flags of flat stones.