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Definition 1: a conspicuously marked or shaped tail - [noun denoting animal]

(flag is a kind of ...) the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body

(... is part of flag) a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds

"the dog barked all night"

(... is part of flag) distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers

Definition 2: emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design - [noun denoting artifact]

(flag is a kind of ...) special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.

(... is a kind of flag ) the national flag of the United States of America

(... is a kind of flag ) yellow flag hoist on a ship in quarantine

(... is a kind of flag ) flag consisting of a piece of white cloth that is hoisted to signal surrender or to ask for a truce

(... is a kind of flag ) national flag of the United Kingdom

(... is a kind of flag ) a flag having three colored stripes (especially the French flag)

(... is a kind of flag ) the first flag of the Confederate States of America

(... is a kind of flag ) any distinctive flag

(... is a kind of flag ) a long flag; often tapering

(... is a kind of flag ) small flag indicating a ship's nationality

(... is a kind of flag ) a small flag used by surveyors or soldiers to mark a position

(... is a kind of flag ) a flag that shows its nationality

(... is a kind of flag ) a flag usually bearing a white skull and crossbones on a black background; indicates a pirate ship

(... is a kind of flag ) a flag that leads troops into battle

(... is a kind of flag ) long strip of cloth or paper used for decoration or advertising

(... is a kind of flag ) an emblem flown as a symbol of nationality

Definition 3: stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for flag in the sense of this definition

(flag is a kind of ...) a stone used for paving

Definition 4: flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for flag in the sense of this definition

(flag is a kind of ...) sports equipment used in playing golf

Definition 5: a rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for flag in the sense of this definition

(flag is a kind of ...) a signal that involves visual communication

(... is a kind of flag ) a flag longer than it is wide (and often tapering)

(... is a kind of flag ) one of an international code of flag signals used between ships

(... is a kind of flag ) a flag that serves as a warning signal

"we didn't swim at the beach because the red flag was up"

Definition 6: 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. - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for flag in the sense of this definition

(flag is a kind of ...) a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)

Definition 7: plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for flag in the sense of this definition

(flag is a kind of ...) any bulbous plant of the family Iridaceae

(... is a kind of flag ) similar to blue flag; the eastern United States

(... is a kind of flag ) a common iris of the eastern United States having blue or blue-violet flowers; root formerly used medicinally

(... is a kind of flag ) low-growing spring-flowering American iris with bright blue-lilac flowers

(... is a kind of flag ) common yellow-flowered iris of Europe and North Africa, naturalized in United States and often cultivated

(... is a kind of flag ) bulbous iris native to Asia Minor cultivated for its pale lilac-colored flowers

(... is a kind of flag ) iris with purple flowers and foul-smelling leaves; southern and western Europe and North Africa

(... is a kind of flag ) low-growing summer-flowering iris of northeastern United States

(... is a kind of flag ) any of various irises having a rootstock formed like a bulb

(... is a kind of flag ) any of numerous wild or cultivated irises having no hairs on the drooping sepals (the falls)

(... is a kind of flag ) any of numerous wild or cultivated irises with hairlike structures on the falls (the drooping sepals)

(... is a kind of flag ) bulbous iris native to the Pyrenees; widely cultivated for its large delicate flowers in various colors except yellow

(... is a member of flag) large genus of perennials that develop from bulbs or rhizomes

Definition 8: provide with a flag - [verb of change]

Samples where flag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Flag this file so that I can recognize it immediately

(flag is a kind of ...) make or leave a mark on

"the scouts marked the trail" "ash marked the believers' foreheads"

Definition 9: become less intense - [verb of change]

Synonyms for flag in the sense of this definition

(flag is a kind of ...) decrease in size, extent, or range

"The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester" "The cabin pressure fell dramatically" "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds" "his voice fell to a whisper"

Definition 10: communicate or signal with a flag - [verb of communication]

(flag is a kind of ...) communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs

"He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture" "The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu"

Definition 11: decorate with flags - [verb of creation]

Samples where flag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the building was flagged for the holiday

(flag is a kind of ...) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

"Decorate the room for the party" "beautify yourself for the special day"

Definition 12: droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for flag in the sense of this definition

(flag is a kind of ...) fall or descend to a lower place or level

"He sank to his knees"

(... is a kind of flag ) assume a drooping posture or carriage

(... is a kind of flag ) hang loosely, like an empty bag

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