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Meaning of “flag” in the English Dictionary

"flag" in British English

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flagnoun [C]

uk   us   /flæɡ/
  • flag noun [C] (SYMBOL)

B1 a ​piece of ​cloth, usually ​rectangular and ​attached to a ​pole at one ​edge, that has a ​pattern that ​shows it ​represents a ​country or a ​group, or has a ​particularmeaning: Flags of all the ​participatingcountries are flyingoutside the ​stadium. Flags were ​flapping/​fluttering in the ​breeze. The ​guard waved his flag and the ​trainpulled away from the ​station.

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  • flag noun [C] (PLANT)

a ​flower that is a ​type of ​largeiris

flagverb

uk   us   /flæɡ/ (-gg-)
  • flag verb (MARK)

[T] to put a ​mark on something so it can be ​foundeasily among other ​similar things: Flag any ​files that might be ​usefullater. [T] specialized computing to ​markcomputerinformation with one of two ​possiblevalues so that you can ​deal with it ​later: We'll flag the ​records of ​interest in the ​database and then we can give you a print-out.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of flag from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flag" in American English

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flagnoun [C]

 us   /flæɡ/
  • flag noun [C] (SYMBOL)

a ​piece of ​cloth with a ​specialcolor and ​pattern, used as a ​symbol esp. to ​represent a ​particularcountry or ​group: the American flag The man ​waved a ​redwarning flag.

flagverb

 us   /flæɡ/ (-gg-)
  • flag verb (MARK)

[T] to ​mark something so it can be ​foundeasily among other ​similar things: She ​asked me to flag the ​names that ​appear on both ​lists.
  • flag verb (BECOME TIRED)

[I] to ​becometired or less ​strong: My ​interest in the ​story flagged.
(Definition of flag from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"flag" in Business English

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flagverb

uk   us   /flæɡ/ (-gg-)
[T] to put a ​mark on something or against something so it can be ​found easily among other similar things: Flag any ​files which might be useful later.
[T] IT to ​markcomputerinformation with one of two possible ​values so that you can ​process it later: We'll flag the ​records of ​interest in the ​database and then we can give you a ​printout.
[I] to become tired, ​weaker, or less ​effective: We had been ​working on the ​presentation for six ​hours and I was beginning to flag. They denied that ​demand for the new ​product was flagging.
Phrasal verbs

flagnoun [C]

uk   us   /flæɡ/
a ​piece of cloth, usually rectangular and ​fixed to a pole at one ​edge, that has a ​pattern that ​shows it ​represents a country or a ​group, or has a particular ​meaning: a ​containership sailing under the Indonesian flag
a ​mark that you put on or against something to show that it is important: You can put a flag on any ​emailmessage that you know you will need to go back to and read again.
fly the flag to show ​support for the country, ​group, or ​organization that you belong to: The ​government was ​accused of ​failing to ​fly the flag for British ​farmers at the ​negotiations.
(Definition of flag from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “flag”
in Korean 기…
in Arabic عَلَم, رَاية…
in Malaysian bendera…
in French drapeau…
in Russian флаг…
in Chinese (Traditional) 象徵, 旗…
in Italian bandiera…
in Turkish bayrak…
in Polish flaga…
in Spanish bandera…
in Vietnamese cờ…
in Portuguese bandeira…
in Thai ธง…
in German die Fahne…
in Catalan bandera…
in Japanese 旗…
in Chinese (Simplified) 象征, 旗…
in Indonesian bendera…
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