(noun, verb)


1. emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design

Definition categories: man–made, emblem

2. 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.

Similar word(s): masthead

Definition categories: communication, list, listing

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

Similar word(s): iris

Definition categories: plant

4. a rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device

Definition categories: communication

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

Similar word(s): pin

Definition categories: man–made

6. stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones

Similar word(s): flagstone

Definition categories: man–made

7. a conspicuously marked or shaped tail

Definition categories: animal, tail


1. communicate or signal with a flag

Definition categories: communication, sign, signal, signalise, signalize

2. provide with a flag

- Flag this file so that I can recognize it immediately

Definition categories: change, mark

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

Similar word(s): droop, sag, swag

Definition categories: motion, drop, sink

4. decorate with flags

- the building was flagged for the holiday

Definition categories: creation, adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament

5. become less intense

Definition categories: change, decrease, diminish, fall, lessen

Sentences with flag as a verb:

- Please flag down a taxi for me.

- to flag an order to troops or vessels at a distance

- I've flagged up the need for further investigation into this.

- Users of the Internet forum can flag others' posts as inappropriate.

- The compiler flagged three errors.

- Flag the debug option before running the program.

- His strength flagged toward the end of the race.