verb (flag, g, ing)
- A piece of cloth, often decorated with an emblem, used as a visual signal or symbol.
- (context, nautical) A flag flown by a ship to show the presence on board of the admiral; the admiral himself, or his flagship.
- The use of a flag, especially to indicate the start of a race or other event.
- (context, computer science) 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.
- (context, computer science) In a CLI, command line interface, a notation requesting optional behavior or otherwise modifying the action of the command being invoked.
- To mark with a flag, especially to indicate the importance of
- (often with down) To signal to, especially to stop a passing vehicle etc.
- Please a taxi down for me.
- (intransitive) To weaken, become feeble.
- ''His strength flagged toward the end of the race.
- (context, computing): To signal (an event).
- The compiler flagged three errors.
- (context, computing): To set a program variable to true.
- Flag the debug option before running the program.
- Of or pertaining to an admiral, commodore, or general officer.
- Captains park in the second row, officers next to the building.
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