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English

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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Origin unknown.

Adjective

flag (not comparable)

Positive
flag

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Of or pertaining to an admiral, commodore, or general officer.
    Captains park in the second row, flag officers next to the building.
Translations
a flag

Noun

Singular
flag

Plural
{{{1}}}

flag ({{{1}}})
  1. A piece of cloth, often decorated with an emblem, used as a visual signal or symbol.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A flag flown by a ship to show the presence on board of the admiral; the admiral himself, or his flagship.
  3. The use of a flag, especially to indicate the start of a race or other event.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A variable or memory location that stores a true-or-false, yes-or-no value, typically either recording the fact that a certain event has occurred or requesting that a certain optional action take place.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) In a command line interface, a notation requesting optional behavior or otherwise modifying the action of the command being invoked.
Synonyms
  • (computer science: true-or-false value): Boolean
  • (computer science: CLI notation): switch
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Translations
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Verb

Infinitive
to flag

Third person singular
flag

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
g

to flag (third-person singular simple present flag, present participle g, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. To mark with a flag, especially to indicate the importance of
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To signal to, especially to stop a passing vehicle etc.
    • Please flag a taxi down for me.
  3. (intransitive) To weaken, become feeble.
    • His strength flagged toward the end of the race.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1): To signal (an event).
    • The compiler flagged three errors.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1): To set a program variable to true.
    • Flag the debug option before running the program.
Translations

See also

Etymology 2

Of uncertain origin; compare Danish flæg.

Noun

Singular
flag

Plural
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flag ({{{1}}})
  1. Any of various plants with sword-shaped leaves, especially irises; specifically, Iris pseudacorus.
Translations
Derived terms

Etymology 3

Probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Icelandic flag

Noun

Singular
flag

Plural
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flag ({{{1}}})
  1. (obsolete Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A slice of turf; a sod.
  2. A slab of stone; a flagstone, a flat piece of stone used for paving.
Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to flag

Third person singular
flag

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
g

to flag (third-person singular simple present flag, present participle g, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. To lay down flagstones.
    • Fred is planning to flag his patio this weekend.
Translations

Danish

Noun

flag

  1. flag (cloth).
  2. flag (true-false variable)

Dutch

Etymology

Loan word from English.

Noun

flag f. (plural s, no diminutive)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Flag (computer science meanings).

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