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English noun: flag

1. flag (artifact) emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design

Broader (hypernym)emblem

Narrower (hyponym)American flag, banner, banner, battle flag, black flag, blackjack, colors, colours, Confederate flag, ensign, fanion, flag of truce, jack, Jolly Roger, national flag, Old Glory, pennant, pennon, pirate flag, standard, Star-Spangled Banner, Stars and Bars, Stars and Stripes, streamer, streamer, tricolor, tricolour, Union flag, Union Jack, waft, white flag, yellow jack

2. flag (communication) 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.


Broader (hypernym)list, listing

3. flag (plant) plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals

Synonymsfleur-de-lis, iris, sword lily

Broader (hypernym)iridaceous plant

Narrower (hyponym)bearded iris, beardless iris, blue flag, bulbous iris, dwarf iris, dwarf iris, English iris, gladdon, gladdon iris, Iris cristata, Iris foetidissima, Iris persica, Iris pseudacorus, Iris verna, Iris versicolor, Iris virginica, Iris xiphioides, Persian iris, roast beef plant, southern blue flag, stinking gladwyn, stinking iris, vernal iris, yellow flag, yellow iris, yellow water flag

Member meronymgenus Iris

4. flag (communication) a rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device

Synonymssignal flag

Broader (hypernym)visual signal

Narrower (hyponym)code flag, nautical signal flag, pennant, red flag

5. flag (artifact) flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green


Broader (hypernym)golf equipment

6. flag (artifact) stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones


Broader (hypernym)paving stone

7. flag (animal) a conspicuously marked or shaped tail

Broader (hypernym)tail

Part meronymCanis familiaris, cervid, deer, dog, domestic dog

English verb: flag

1. flag (communication) communicate or signal with a flag

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)sign, signal, signalise, signalize

2. flag (change) provide with a flag

SamplesFlag this file so that I can recognize it immediately.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)mark

3. flag (motion) droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness

Synonymsdroop, sag, swag

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)drop, drop down, sink

Narrower (hyponym)bag, slouch, slump

4. flag (creation) decorate with flags

SamplesThe building was flagged for the holiday.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament

5. flag (change) become less intense

Synonymsease off, ease up, slacken off

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen

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