Word of the Day: Flag

Flag/flag/ flăg
 
Noun: cloth with a special pattern on it, used as the sign of a country, club, etc.
“On the American flag, the color white is for purity, red is for valor, and blue is for justice.”
Charles Sumner, 1811 – 1874
Noun: an allegiance symbolized by a standard
“Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under, but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., 1809 – 1894
Noun: a variety of plants with long, sword-like leaves
“Sweet flag is an herbaceous, aquatic, reed-like plant with tall, sword-shaped leaves, similar in appearance to the iris.”
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Noun: something attached to an object used to attract attention
Noun: masthead, as used in journalism
Noun: a distinctively marked or shaped tail
Noun: an indicator, used in computer programming, that may be set or unset, to indicate a condition or cause a certain reaction

Noun: the angled line attached to the staff of a musical note

Verb:  to tire, to become weak, to droop
“I fear my enthusiasm flags when real work is demanded of me.
 H. P. Lovecraft, 1890 – 1937

Verb:  to wave to someone to get their attention or as a signal to stop

Verb: to mark a page or file with a tab

Verb: to lay or pave with paving stones

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