flag down

flag down
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [flag doun]
    • /flæg daʊn/
    • /flæɡ daʊn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flag doun]
    • /flæg daʊn/

Definitions of flag down words

  • noun flag down a piece of cloth, varying in size, shape, color, and design, usually attached at one edge to a staff or cord, and used as the symbol of a nation, state, or organization, as a means of signaling, etc.; ensign; standard; banner; pennant. 1
  • noun flag down Ornithology. the tuft of long feathers on the legs of falcons and most hawks; the lengthened feathers on the crus or tibia. 1
  • noun flag down Hunting. the tail of a deer or of a setter dog. 1
  • noun flag down Journalism. the nameplate of a newspaper. masthead (def 1). the name of a newspaper as printed on the editorial page. 1
  • noun flag down a tab or tag attached to a page, file card, etc., to mark it for attention. 1
  • noun flag down Music. hook1 (def 12a). 1

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Origin of flag down

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”

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Parts of speech for Flag down


flag down 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 down usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for flag down

verb flag down

  • signal — anything that serves to indicate, warn, direct, command, or the like, as a light, a gesture, an act, etc.: a traffic signal; a signal to leave.
  • welcome — a kindly greeting or reception, as to one whose arrival gives pleasure: to give someone a warm welcome.
  • salute — Military. to pay respect to or honor by some formal act, as by raising the right hand to the side of the headgear, presenting arms, firing cannon, dipping colors, etc.
  • greet — to lament; bewail.
  • address — Your address is the number of the house, flat, or apartment and the name of the street and the town where you live or work.

Antonyms for flag down

verb flag down

  • whisper — to speak with soft, hushed sounds, using the breath, lips, etc., but with no vibration of the vocal cords.
  • disdain — to look upon or treat with contempt; despise; scorn.
  • dishonor — lack or loss of honor; disgraceful or dishonest character or conduct.
  • disparage — to speak of or treat slightingly; depreciate; belittle: Do not disparage good manners.
  • slight — small in amount, degree, etc.: a slight increase; a slight odor.

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