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 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) ...
... 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 ...
... The flag of Iraq (Arabic علم العراق) includes the three equal horizontal red, white, and black stripes of the Arab Liberation Flag ...
... "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 ... he defined a vexilloid as An object which functions as a flag but differs from it in some respect, usually appearance ... into account), "vexilloid" can be used of any banner (vexillary object) which is not a flag ...
... 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 ... national 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 'Saddamist' flag ...
More definitions of "flag":
- (noun): Flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green.
- (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.
- (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): Communicate or signal with a flag.
- (verb): Droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness.
Synonyms: sag, droop, swag
- (noun): A conspicuously marked or shaped tail.
- (verb): Decorate with flags.
Example: "The building was flagged for the holiday"
- (verb): Provide with a flag.
Example: "Flag this file so that I can recognize it immediately"
- (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..
- (noun): Emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design.
Famous quotes containing the word flag:
“By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to Aprils breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood
And fired the shot heard round the world.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“Here, the flag snaps in the glare and silence
Of the unbroken ice. I stand here,
The dogs bark, my beard is black, and I stare
At the North Pole. . .
And now what? Why, go back.
Turn as I please, my step is to the south.”
—Randall Jarrell (19141965)
“Theres an enduring American compulsion to be on the side of the angels. Expediency alone has never been an adequate American reason for doing anything. When actions are judged, they go before the bar of God, where Mom and the Flag closely flank His presence.”
—Jonathan Raban (b. 1942)