A piece of cloth or similar material, typically oblong or square, attachable by one edge to a pole or rope and used as the symbol or emblem of a country or institution or as a decoration during public festivities
A flat stone slab, typically rectangular or square, used for paving
A plant with sword-shaped leaves that grow from a rhizome
(Of a person) become tired, weaker, or less enthusiastic
he raised the flag
they were flagging toward the finish
A violet-flowered iris that grows in marshy places and wet meadows
A boat serving as a mark in sailing matches
June 14, the anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official US flag in 1777
The rank attained by flag officers
A miniature flag attached to a pin.
A red flag as a warning of danger or a problem
A pirate’s ensign, typically thought to feature a white skull and crossbones on a black background; Jolly Roger
A red flag displayed as a sign of readiness for battle.
A flag flown on board a ship to indicate a religious service is taking place.
A blue flag bearing a white cross with a white star at the end of each arm and in the centre (in a stylized depiction of the constellation Crux); = Southern Cross.
The action of making a public display to promote the interests of one’s country, or of another organization or group
The expression of patriotism in a populist and emotional way
A flag indicating the company that a ship belongs to
Either of two types of signalling flag, one used to request a pilot and one used to indicate that a pilot is on board.
The blue flag of eastern North America, Iris versicolor.
The red flag carried by a powder-hoy, or hoisted on a ship when taking in, carrying, or discharging gunpowder or explosives.
(Especially in Tibetan Buddhism) a flag on which prayers are inscribed
A flag flown by a ship when taking part in a race.
An Old World waterside plant of the arum family, with leaves that resemble those of the iris. It is used medicinally and as a flavoring
A flag captured in battle and kept as a trophy.
A white flag or cloth used as a symbol of surrender, truce, or a desire to parley
A ship’s yellow flag, denoting the letter Q for ‘quarantine.’ When flown with another flag, it indicates disease on board; when flown alone, it indicates the absence of disease and signifies a request for customs clearance
The captain of a flagship
An airline owned or formerly owned by a specified state
A modified form of football in which ballcarriers are downed by pulling off a marker, or flag, loosely attached to a belt, rather than by tackling
An admiral, vice admiral, or rear admiral
A station at which trains stop only if signaled to do so
Each of a series of Cambrian deposits, mainly micaceous flagstones and slates (originally in North Wales), containing abundant fossils of lingulate brachiopods; usually in plural.
A flag used for marking a position.
A flag used to indicate a negative response.
The flag of the state of South Carolina, which bears a picture of a cabbage palmetto tree.
The flag of the state of Louisiana, which depicts a pelican.
A flag flown by a racing yacht to indicate its intention of lodging a protest against another competitor's infringement of the rules.
The flag of the United States.
The official flag of a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
A flag with a black-and-white checkered pattern, displayed to drivers as they finish a race
(Of a ship) be registered in a particular country and sail under its flag
A lieutenant acting as an admiral’s aide-de-camp
Any of a group of sandstones quarried around Penistone and used for making paving stones.
Another term for yellow flag.
A flag used to indicate an affirmative response; (later also) the flag used to represent the letter ‘C’ in the International Code of Signals.
(Of a naval vessel) make an official visit to a foreign port, especially as a show of strength
A white flag indicating a desire for a truce
Stake one’s claim to discovered territory by displaying a flag