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      n  
1    a piece of cloth, esp. bunting, often attached to a pole or staff, decorated with a design and used as an emblem, symbol, or standard or as a means of signalling  
2    a small paper flag, emblem, or sticker sold on flag days  
3    an indicator, that may be set or unset, used to indicate a condition or to stimulate a particular reaction in the execution of a computer program  
4    Informal      short for   flag officer and flagship  
5      (Journalism)      another name for       masthead       2  
6    the fringe of long hair, tapering towards the tip, on the underside of the tail of certain breeds of dog, such as setters  
7    the conspicuously marked tail of a deer  
8       a less common name for       bookmark  
9      (Austral. and N.Z.)   the part of a taximeter that is raised when a taxi is for hire  
10    the. (in Victoria, Australia) the Australian Rules premiership  
11    fly the flag   to represent or show support for one's country, an organization, etc.  
12    show the flag  
a    to assert a claim, as to a territory or stretch of water, by military presence  
b    Informal   to be present; make an appearance  
13    strike (or lower) the flag  
a    to relinquish command, esp. of a ship  
b    to submit or surrender  
      vb   , flags, flagging, flagged   tr  
14    to decorate or mark with a flag or flags  
15    often foll by: down   to warn or signal (a vehicle) to stop  
16    to send or communicate (messages, information, etc.) by flag  
17    to decoy (game or wild animals) by waving a flag or similar object so as to attract their attention  
18    to mark (a page in a book, card, etc.) for attention by attaching a small tab or flag  
19    foll by: away or by     (N.Z.)   to consider unimportant; brush aside,   (See also)        flags  
     (C16: of uncertain origin)  
  flagger      n  
  flagless      adj  
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flag          [2]  
      n  
1    any of various plants that have long swordlike leaves, esp. the iris Iris pseudacorus (yellow flag)  
2    the leaf of any such plant,   (See also)        sweet flag  
     (C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Dutch flag, Danish flæg yellow iris)  

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flag          [3]  
      vb   , flags, flagging, flagged   intr  
1    to hang down; become limp; droop  
2    to decline in strength or vigour; become weak or tired  
     (C16: of unknown origin)  

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flag          [4]  
      n  
1       short for       flagstone  
      vb   , flags, flagging, flagged  
2    tr   to furnish (a floor) with flagstones  

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flagstone   , flag         
      n  
1    a hard fine-textured rock, such as a sandstone or shale, that can be split up into slabs for paving  
2    a slab of such a rock  
     (C15 flag (in the sense: sod, turf), from Old Norse flaga slab; compare Old English flæcg plaster, poultice)  


black flag  
      n      another name for the       Jolly Roger  
Blue Flag  
      n   an award given to a seaside resort that meets EU standards of cleanliness of beaches and purity of water in bathing areas  
chequered flag  
      n   the black-and-white checked flag traditionally shown to the winner and all finishers at the end of a motor race by a senior race official  
flag          [1]  
      n  
1    a piece of cloth, esp. bunting, often attached to a pole or staff, decorated with a design and used as an emblem, symbol, or standard or as a means of signalling  
2    a small paper flag, emblem, or sticker sold on flag days  
3    an indicator, that may be set or unset, used to indicate a condition or to stimulate a particular reaction in the execution of a computer program  
4    Informal      short for   flag officer and flagship  
5      (Journalism)      another name for       masthead       2  
6    the fringe of long hair, tapering towards the tip, on the underside of the tail of certain breeds of dog, such as setters  
7    the conspicuously marked tail of a deer  
8       a less common name for       bookmark  
9      (Austral. and N.Z.)   the part of a taximeter that is raised when a taxi is for hire  
10    the. (in Victoria, Australia) the Australian Rules premiership  
11    fly the flag   to represent or show support for one's country, an organization, etc.  
12    show the flag  
a    to assert a claim, as to a territory or stretch of water, by military presence  
b    Informal   to be present; make an appearance  
13    strike (or lower) the flag  
a    to relinquish command, esp. of a ship  
b    to submit or surrender  
      vb   , flags, flagging, flagged   tr  
14    to decorate or mark with a flag or flags  
15    often foll by: down   to warn or signal (a vehicle) to stop  
16    to send or communicate (messages, information, etc.) by flag  
17    to decoy (game or wild animals) by waving a flag or similar object so as to attract their attention  
18    to mark (a page in a book, card, etc.) for attention by attaching a small tab or flag  
19    foll by: away or by     (N.Z.)   to consider unimportant; brush aside,   (See also)        flags  
     (C16: of uncertain origin)  
  flagger      n  
  flagless      adj  
flag          [2]  
      n  
1    any of various plants that have long swordlike leaves, esp. the iris Iris pseudacorus (yellow flag)  
2    the leaf of any such plant,   (See also)        sweet flag  
     (C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Dutch flag, Danish flæg yellow iris)  
flag          [3]  
      vb   , flags, flagging, flagged   intr  
1    to hang down; become limp; droop  
2    to decline in strength or vigour; become weak or tired  
     (C16: of unknown origin)  
flag          [4]  
      n  
1       short for       flagstone  
      vb   , flags, flagging, flagged  
2    tr   to furnish (a floor) with flagstones  
flag captain  
      n   the captain of a flagship  
flag day  
      n     (Brit)   a day on which money is collected by a charity and small flags, emblems, or stickers are given to contributors  
Flag Day  
      n   June 14, the annual holiday in the U.S. to celebrate the adoption in 1777 of the Stars and Stripes  
flag fall  
      n     (Austral)   the minimum charge for hiring a taxi, to which the rate per kilometre is added  
flag lieutenant  
      n   an admiral's ADC  
flag of convenience  
      n   a national flag flown by a ship registered in that country to gain financial or legal advantage  
flag officer  
      n   an officer in certain navies of the rank of rear admiral or above and entitled to fly its flag  
flag of truce  
      n   a white flag indicating the peaceful intent of its bearer or an invitation to an enemy to negotiate  
flag rank  
      n   the rank of a flag officer  
flag-waving  
      n  
Informal  
a    an emotional appeal or display intended to arouse patriotic or nationalistic feeling  
b    (as modifier)  
a flag-waving speech     
  flag-waver      n  
quarantine flag  
      n     (Nautical)   the yellow signal flag for the letter Q, flown alone from a vessel to indicate that there is no disease aboard and to request pratique or, with a second signal flag, to indicate that there is disease aboard,   (Also called)    yellow flag, yellow jack  
red flag  
      n  
1    a symbol of socialism, communism, or revolution  
2    a warning of danger or a signal to stop  
Red Flag  
      n   the. a socialist song, written by James Connell in 1889  
sweet flag  
      n   an aroid marsh plant, Acorus calamus, having swordlike leaves, small greenish flowers, and aromatic roots,   (Also called)    calamus  
     (C18: see flag2)  
Union flag  
      n   the national flag of the United Kingdom, being a composite design composed of St George's Cross (England), Saint Andrew's Cross (Scotland), and Saint Patrick's Cross (Ireland),   (Often called)    Union Jack  
white flag  
      n   a white flag or a piece of white cloth hoisted to signify surrender or request a truce  
yellow flag  
      n  
1       another name for       quarantine flag  
2       See        flag          2       1  

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flag         

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      vb   abate, decline, die, droop, ebb, fade, fail, faint, fall, fall off, feel the pace, languish, peter out, pine, sag, sink, slump, succumb, taper off, wane, weaken, weary, wilt  

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flag          [2]  
      n  
1    banderole, banner, colours, ensign, gonfalon, jack, pennant, pennon, standard, streamer  
      vb  
2      (sometimes with)       down   hail, salute, signal, warn, wave  
3    docket, indicate, label, mark, note, tab  

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