• (v. i.) To hang loose without stiffness; to bend down, as flexible
bodies; to be loose, yielding, limp.
• (v. i.) To droop; to grow spiritless; to lose vigor; to languish;
as, the spirits flag; the streugth flags.
• (v. t.) To let droop; to suffer to fall, or let fall, into
feebleness; as, to flag the wings.
• (v. t.) To enervate; to exhaust the vigor or elasticity of.
• (n.) That which flags or hangs down loosely.
• (n.) A cloth usually bearing a device or devices and used to
indicate nationality, party, etc., or to give or ask information; --
commonly attached to a staff to be waved by the wind; a standard; a
banner; an ensign; the colors; as, the national flag; a military or a
• (n.) A group of feathers on the lower part of the legs of certain
hawks, owls, etc.
• (n.) A group of elongated wing feathers in certain hawks.
• (n.) The bushy tail of a dog, as of a setter.
• (v. t.) To signal to with a flag; as, to flag a train.
• (v. t.) To convey, as a message, by means of flag signals; as, to
flag an order to troops or vessels at a distance.
• (n.) An aquatic plant, with long, ensiform leaves, belonging to
either of the genera Iris and Acorus.
• (v. t.) To furnish or deck out with flags.
• (n.) A flat stone used for paving.
• (n.) Any hard, evenly stratified sandstone, which splits into
layers suitable for flagstones.
• (v. t.) To lay with flags of flat stones.