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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... "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 ... 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 ... any banner (vexillary object) which is not a flag ...
... 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 ...
... 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 as a ...
... 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) ...
... The flag of Iraq (Arabic علم العراق) includes the three equal horizontal red, white, and black stripes of the Arab Liberation Flag ...
More definitions of "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): Communicate or signal with a flag.
- (noun): Stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones.
- (noun): Flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green.
- (noun): Emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design.
- (noun): A rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device.
Synonyms: signal flag
- (noun): A conspicuously marked or shaped tail.
- (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..
- (verb): Decorate with flags.
Example: "The building was flagged for the holiday"
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 (18561924)
“What is Americanism? Every one has a different answer. Some people say it is never to submit to the dictation of a King. Others say Americanism is the pride of liberty and the defence of an insult to the flag with their gore. When some half-developed person tramples on that flag, we should be ready to pour out the blood of the nation, they say. But do we not sit in silence when that flag waves over living conditions which should be an insult to all patriotism?”
—Anna Howard Shaw (18471919)
“Our flag is red, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbowred, yellow, brown, black and whiteand were all precious in Gods sight.”
—Jesse Jackson (b. 1941)