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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.


Synonymsmasthead


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


Synonymspin


Broader (hypernym)golf equipment

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


Synonymsflagstone


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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