What is flag?

  • (noun): Emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Flag

A flag is usually a piece of fabric with a distinctive design that is usually rectangular and used as a symbol, as a signaling device, or decoration. The term flag is also used to refer to the graphic design employed by a flag, or to its depiction in another medium.

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Flag Of Iraq - History of The Iraqi Flag - 2004 Flag Proposal and Controversy
... Government would press for a change in the Iraqi flag to remove its pan-Arab symbolism, and to make a definitive break with the period of Ba'athist rule ... symbols used by his government, there was also strong aversion to the flag from Iraq's Kurdish minority, who resented its evocation of pan-Arabism ... However, Iraqi opponents of changing the flag argued that since the flag had been used since 1963, long before Saddam Hussein's presidency, it was unfair to characterise it as a 'Saddam ...
Turaŭ - Town Flag
... Flag was accepted by town's council on September 27, 2001 and was included in Belarus' coats of arms registry on January 23, 2002 ... Flag has rectangular form with width to length ratio equal 1 2, and consists of tree horizontal bands blue (6/9 of width), white (1/9 of width) and red (2/9 of width) ...
Vexilloid
... "Vexilloid" is a term used tenuously to describe vexillary (flag-like) objects used by countries, organizations, or individuals as a form of representation other than flags ... Coined by Whitney Smith in 1958, he defined a vexilloid as An object which functions as a flag but differs from it in some respect, usually appearance ... of any banner (vexillary object) which is not a flag ...
Flag Of Iraq
... The flag of Iraq (Arabic علم العراق‎) includes the three equal horizontal red, white, and black stripes of the Arab Liberation Flag ...
Flag - Flapping
... When blown by the wind, flags are subject to wave-like motions that grow in amplitude along the length of the flag ... This is sometimes ascribed to the flag pole giving vortex shedding, however flags that are held by lanyards also can be seen to flap ...

More definitions of "flag":

  • (noun): A listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc..
    Synonyms: masthead
  • (noun): A rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device.
    Synonyms: signal flag
  • (noun): Stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones.
    Synonyms: flagstone
  • (verb): Provide with a flag.
    Example: "Flag this file so that I can recognize it immediately"
  • (noun): Plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals.
    Synonyms: iris, fleur-de-lis, sword lily
  • (noun): A conspicuously marked or shaped tail.
  • (noun): Flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green.
    Synonyms: pin
  • (verb): Communicate or signal with a flag.
  • (verb): Decorate with flags.
    Example: "The building was flagged for the holiday"
  • (verb): Droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness.
    Synonyms: sag, droop, swag

Famous quotes containing the word flag:

    Columbus stood in his age as the pioneer of progress and enlightenment. The system of universal education is in our age the most prominent and salutary feature of the spirit of enlightenment, and it is peculiarly appropriate that the schools be made by the people the center of the day’s demonstration. Let the national flag float over every schoolhouse in the country and the exercises be such as shall impress upon our youth the patriotic duties of American citizenship.
    Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901)

    My dream is that as the years go by and the world knows more and more of America, it ... will turn to America for those moral inspirations that lie at the basis of all freedom ... that America will come into the full light of the day when all shall know that she puts human rights above all other rights, and that her flag is the flag not only of America but of humanity.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)

    By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
    Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
    Here once the embattled farmers stood
    And fired the shot heard round the world.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)