Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To hang loose without stiffness; to bend down, as flexible bodies; to be loose, yielding, limp.
As loose it [the sail]
flaggedaround the mast.
To droop; to grow spiritless; to lose vigor; to languish;
as, the spirits
flag; the strength
Syn. – To droop; decline; fail; languish; pine.
To let droop; to suffer to fall, or let fall, into feebleness;
To enervate; to exhaust the vigor or elasticity of.
[Cf. LG. & G.
Flagto hang loose.]
That which flags or hangs down loosely.
A cloth usually bearing a device or devices and used to indicate nationality, party, etc., or to give or ask information; – commonly attached to a staff to be waved by the wind; a standard; a banner; an ensign; the colors;
as, the national
flag; a military or a naval
A group of feathers on the lower part of the legs of certain hawks, owls, etc.
A group of elongated wing feathers in certain hawks.
The bushy tail of a dog, as of a setter.
etc., special officers attached to the flagship, as aids to the flag officer.–
the commander of a fleet or squadron; an admiral, or commodore.–
Flag of truse,
a white flag carried or displayed to an enemy, as an invitation to conference, or for the purpose of making some communication not hostile.–
the flag officer’s share of prize money.–
a station at which trains do not stop unless signaled to do so, by a flag hung out or waved.–
a flag of a particular country, on which some national emblem or device, is emblazoned.–
a flag of a red color, displayed as a signal of danger or token of defiance; the emblem of anarchists.–
To dip, the flag,
to mlower it and quickly restore it to its place; – done as a mark of respect.–
To hang out the white flag,
to ask truce or quarter, or, in some cases, to manifest a friendly design by exhibiting a white flag.–
To hang the flag half-mast highor
To hang the flag half-staffor
To hang the flag at half-staff
to raise it only half way to the mast or staff, as a token or sign of mourning.–
To strike the flagor
To lower the flag
to haul it down, in token of respect, submission, or, in an engagement, of surrender.–
the quarantine flag of all nations; also carried at a vessel's fore, to denote that an infectious disease is on board.
To signal to with a flag or by waving the hand;
as, to; also used with
flag downa cab
To convey, as a message, by means of flag signals;
flagan order to troops or vessels at a distance
Flagto hang loose, to bend down.]
An aquatic plant, with long, ensiform leaves, belonging to either of the genera
the cat-tail (–
Typha latifolia), the long leaves of which are placed between the staves of barrels to make the latter water-tight.
See under 2d–
a coarse of broom, originally made of flags or rushes.–
the root of the sweet flag.–
To furnish or deck out with flags.
flaga, cf. Icel.
flagspot where a turf has been cut out, and E.
flakelayer, scale. Cf.
A flat stone used for paving.
Any hard, evenly stratified sandstone, which splits into layers suitable for flagstones.
To lay with flags of flat stones.
The sides and floor are all
flaggedwith . . . marble.