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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [flag]
    • /flæg/
    • /flæɡ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flag]
    • /flæg/

Definitions of flag word

  • noun flag flagstone (def 1). 1
  • noun flag flags, flagstone (def 2). 1
  • verb with object flag to pave with flagstones. 1
  • idioms flag strike the flag, to relinquish command, as of a ship. to submit or surrender: His financial situation is growing worse, but he's not ready to strike the flag. Also, strike one's flag. 1
  • verb without object flag to fall off in vigor, energy, activity, interest, etc.: Public enthusiasm flagged when the team kept losing. 1
  • verb without object flag to hang loosely or limply; droop. 1

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Origin of flag

First appearance:

before 1475
One of the 25% oldest English words
1475-85; perhaps blend of flap (noun) and fag1 (noun) in obsolete sense “flap”

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Flag


flag popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

flag usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for flag

noun flag

  • banner — A banner is a long strip of cloth with something written on it. Banners are usually attached to two poles and carried during a protest or rally.
  • streamer — something that streams: streamers of flame.
  • pennon — a distinctive flag in any of various forms, as tapering, triangular, or swallow-tailed, formerly one borne on the lance of a knight.
  • colors — the quality of an object or substance with respect to light reflected by the object, usually determined visually by measurement of hue, saturation, and brightness of the reflected light; saturation or chroma; hue.
  • jackSir John Arthur ("Jack") 1926–2014, Australian racing-car driver and designer.

verb flag

  • fade — to lose brightness or vividness of color.
  • ebb — the flowing back of the tide as the water returns to the sea (opposed to flood, flow).
  • wane — to decrease in strength, intensity, etc.: Daylight waned, and night came on. Her enthusiasm for the cause is waning.
  • sag — to sink or bend downward by weight or pressure, especially in the middle: The roof sags.
  • abate — If something bad or undesirable abates, it becomes much less strong or severe.

Antonyms for flag

verb flag

  • improve — to bring into a more desirable or excellent condition: He took vitamins to improve his health.
  • increase — to make greater, as in number, size, strength, or quality; augment; add to: to increase taxes.
  • grow — to increase by natural development, as any living organism or part by assimilation of nutriment; increase in size or substance.
  • strengthen — to make stronger; give strength to.
  • rise — to get up from a lying, sitting, or kneeling posture; assume an upright position: She rose and walked over to greet me. With great effort he rose to his knees.

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