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
... The flag of Iraq (Arabic علم العراق‎) includes the three equal horizontal red, white, and black stripes of the Arab Liberation Flag ...
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 ... 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 ...
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 ... as An object which functions as a flag but differs from it in some respect, usually appearance ... "vexilloid" can be used of any banner (vexillary object) which is not a 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":

  • (verb): Communicate or signal with a flag.
  • (noun): A conspicuously marked or shaped tail.
  • (noun): Stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones.
    Synonyms: flagstone
  • (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
  • (verb): Provide with a flag.
    Example: "Flag this file so that I can recognize it immediately"
  • (noun): A rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device.
    Synonyms: signal flag
  • (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
  • (verb): Droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness.
    Synonyms: sag, droop, swag
  • (verb): Decorate with flags.
    Example: "The building was flagged for the holiday"
  • (noun): Flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green.
    Synonyms: pin

Famous quotes containing the word flag:

    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)

    Hath not the morning dawned with added light?
    And shall not evening call another star
    Out of the infinite regions of the night,
    To mark this day in Heaven? At last, we are
    A nation among nations; and the world
    Shall soon behold in many a distant port
    Another flag unfurled!
    Henry Timrod (1828–1867)