What is flag?

  • (verb): Communicate or signal with a flag.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Flag

A flag is usually a piece of fabric with a distinctive design that is usually rectangular and used as a symbol, as a signaling device, or decoration. The term flag is also used to refer to the graphic design employed by a flag, or to its depiction in another medium.

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Flag Of Iraq
... The flag of Iraq (Arabic علم العراق‎) includes the three equal horizontal red, white, and black stripes of the Arab Liberation Flag ...
Turaŭ - Town Flag
... Flag was accepted by town's council on September 27, 2001 and was included in Belarus' coats of arms registry on January 23, 2002 ... Flag has rectangular form with width to length ratio equal 1 2, and consists of tree horizontal bands blue (6/9 of width), white (1/9 of width) and red (2/9 of width) ...
Vexilloid
... Vexilloid" is a term used tenuously to describe vexillary (flag-like) objects used by countries, organizations, or individuals as a form of representation other ... he defined a vexilloid as An object which functions as a flag but differs from it in some respect, usually appearance ... "vexilloid" can be used of any banner (vexillary object) which is not a flag ...
Flag - Flapping
... When blown by the wind, flags are subject to wave-like motions that grow in amplitude along the length of the flag ... This is sometimes ascribed to the flag pole giving vortex shedding, however flags that are held by lanyards also can be seen to flap ...
Flag Of Iraq - History of The Iraqi Flag - 2004 Flag Proposal and Controversy
... would press for a change in the Iraqi flag to remove its pan-Arab symbolism, and to make a definitive break with the period of Ba'athist rule ... used by his government, there was also strong aversion to the flag from Iraq's Kurdish minority, who resented its evocation of pan-Arabism ... However, Iraqi opponents of changing the flag argued that since the flag had been used since 1963, long before Saddam Hussein's presidency, it was unfair to characterise it as a 'Saddamist ...

More definitions of "flag":

  • (noun): Plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals.
    Synonyms: iris, fleur-de-lis, sword lily
  • (noun): Emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design.
  • (noun): Stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones.
    Synonyms: flagstone
  • (verb): Provide with a flag.
    Example: "Flag this file so that I can recognize it immediately"
  • (verb): Decorate with flags.
    Example: "The building was flagged for the holiday"
  • (verb): Droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness.
    Synonyms: sag, droop, swag
  • (noun): A rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device.
    Synonyms: signal flag
  • (noun): 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..
    Synonyms: masthead
  • (noun): A conspicuously marked or shaped tail.
  • (noun): Flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green.
    Synonyms: pin

Famous quotes containing the word flag:

    There’s an enduring American compulsion to be on the side of the angels. Expediency alone has never been an adequate American reason for doing anything. When actions are judged, they go before the bar of God, where Mom and the Flag closely flank His presence.
    Jonathan Raban (b. 1942)

    Columbus stood in his age as the pioneer of progress and enlightenment. The system of universal education is in our age the most prominent and salutary feature of the spirit of enlightenment, and it is peculiarly appropriate that the schools be made by the people the center of the day’s demonstration. Let the national flag float over every schoolhouse in the country and the exercises be such as shall impress upon our youth the patriotic duties of American citizenship.
    Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901)

    Our flag is red, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbow—red, yellow, brown, black and white—and we’re all precious in God’s sight.
    Jesse Jackson (b. 1941)