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flag

noun

1 flag

Emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design.

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Roget 747: scepter, regalia, caduceus; Mercury's rod, Mercury's staff, Mercury's wand; rod of empire, mace, fasces, wand; staff, staff of office; baton, truncheon; ... show more

Roget 211: base, basement; plinth, dado, wainscot; baseboard, mopboard; bedrock, hardpan [U.S.]; foundation etc. (support) 215; substructure, ... show more

Dutch: vaan, vlag
Polish: flaga



2 flag

A listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc..

synonym: masthead.

Polish: winieta

3 flag

Plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals.

synonyms: fleur-de-lis, iris, sword lily.

4 flag

A rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device.

synonym: signal flag.

Dutch: vlag, vlaggen, signaalvlag

5 flag

Flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green.

synonym: pin.

Dutch: pin, vlag
Polish: flaga golfowa

6 flag

Stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones.

synonym: flagstone.

Roget 204: layer, stratum, strata, course, bed, zone, substratum, substrata, floor, flag, stage, story, tier, slab, ... show more

Dutch: hardsteen, plavuis, steen, tegel, tichel, vloertegel

7 flag

A conspicuously marked or shaped tail.

verb

1 flag

Communicate or signal with a flag.

Roget 160: be weak etc. adj.; drop, crumble, give way, totter, tremble, shake, halt, limp, fade, languish, decline, ... show more

Roget 275: move slowly etc. adv.; creep, crawl, lag, slug, drawl, linger, loiter, saunter; plod, trudge, stump along, ... show more

Roget 683: be inactive etc. adj.; do nothing etc. 681; move slowly etc. 275; let the grass grow under one's feet; take one's time, dawdle, drawl, ... show more

2 flag

Provide with a flag.

3 flag

Droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness.

synonyms: droop, sag, swag.

Roget 688: be fatigued etc. adj.; yawn etc. (get sleepy) 683; droop, sink, flag; lose breath, lose wind; gasp, pant, ... show more

Roget 655: be ill etc. adj.; ail, suffer, labor under, be affected with, complain of, have; droop, flag, languish, halt; ... show more

Dutch: doorhangen, doorzakken, nalaten, slenteren, verslappen

4 flag

Decorate with flags.

Dutch: pavoiseren

5 flag

Become less intense.

synonyms: ease off, ease up, slacken off.


Moby thesaurus: Dannebrog, Jolly Roger, Old Glory, Star-Spangled Banner, Stars and Stripes, Tarmac, Tarvia, Union Flag, Union Jack, abate, adobe, and blue, ashlar, asphalt, banderole, banner, banneret, bead, beat, beat the drum ... show more.

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