Flag vs Sa - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between flag and sa
is that flag
is a piece of cloth, often decorated with an emblem, used as a visual signal or symbol or flag
can be any of various plants with sword-shaped leaves, especially irises; specifically, iris pseudacorus
can be a slice of turf; a sod or flag
can be a group of feathers on the lower part of the legs of certain hawks, owls, etc while sa
As a verb flag
is to furnish or deck out with flags or flag
can be to weaken, become feeble or flag
can be to lay down flagstones.
From (etyl) flag, . More at (l), (l).
A piece of cloth, often decorated with an emblem, used as a visual signal or symbol.
An exact representation of a flag (for example: a digital one used in websites).
(nautical) A flag flown by a ship to show the presence on board of the admiral; the admiral himself, or his flagship.
(nautical, often used attributively) A signal flag.
The use of a flag, especially to indicate the start of a race or other event.
(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.
(computer science) In a command line interface, a command parameter requesting optional behavior or otherwise modifying the action of the command being invoked.
(British) An abbreviation for capture the flag.
* false flag
* freak flag
* raise a flag
* show the flag
* white flag
To furnish or deck out with flags.
To mark with a flag, especially to indicate the importance of something.
, date=January 8
, author=Chris Bevan
, title=Arsenal 1 - 1 Leeds
, passage=Walcott was, briefly, awarded a penalty when he was upended in the box but referee Phil Dowd reversed his decision because Bendtner had been flagged
To signal to, especially to stop a passing vehicle etc.
To convey (a message) by means of flag signals.
- Please flag down a taxi for me.
To note, mark or point out for attention.
- to flag an order to troops or vessels at a distance
- I've flagged up the need for further investigation into this.
(computing) To signal (an event).
- Users of the Internet forum can flag others' posts as inappropriate.
(computing) To set a program variable to true .
- The compiler flagged three errors.
- Flag the debug option before running the program.
Probably from (etyl).
To weaken, become feeble.
* Jonathan Swift
- His strength flagged toward the end of the race.
- The pleasures of the town begin to flag .
, date=December 29
, author=Paul Doyle
, title=Arsenal's Theo Walcott hits hat-trick in thrilling victory over Newcastle
, work=The Guardian
, passage=The sides took it in turns to err and excite before Newcastle flagged
and Arsenal signalled their top-four credentials by blowing the visitors away. }}
To hang loose without stiffness; to bend down, as flexible bodies; to be loose, yielding, limp.
* T. Moore
To let droop; to suffer to fall, or let fall, into feebleness.
- as loose it [the sail] flagged around the mast
- to flag the wings
To enervate; to exhaust the vigour or elasticity of.
- Nothing so flags the spirits.
Of uncertain origin; compare Danish .
Any of various plants with sword-shaped leaves, especially irises; specifically, Iris pseudacorus .
* before 1899 , Robert Seymour Bridges, There is a Hill :
- And laden barges float
- By banks of myosote;
- And scented flag and golden flower-de-lys
- Delay the loitering boat.
* sweet flag
Probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Icelandic flag
A slice of turf; a sod.
A slab of stone; a flagstone, a flat piece of stone used for paving.
(geology) Any hard, evenly stratified sandstone, which splits into layers suitable for flagstones.
To lay down flagstones.
* Fred is planning to flag his patio this weekend.
A group of feathers on the lower part of the legs of certain hawks, owls, etc.
A group of elongated wing feathers in certain hawks.
The bushy tail of a dog such as a setter.
(music) A hook attached to the stem of a written note that assigns its rhythmic value
The ISO 3166-1 two-letter (alpha-2) code for Saudi Arabia.