flagging flagging  /f ˈlæ ɡɪŋ/


  1. (n) emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
  2. (n) 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.
  3. (n) plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals
  4. (n) a rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device
  5. (n) flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green
  6. (n) stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones
  7. (n) a conspicuously marked or shaped tail
  8. (v) communicate or signal with a flag
  9. (v) provide with a flag
  10. (v) droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
  11. (v) decorate with flags
  12. (v) become less intense
  13. (n) flagstones collectively
  14. (n) a walk of flagstones
  15. (adj) weak from exhaustion

Derived Word(s)


  1. Due to the flagging birth rate, that goal can be reached only by admitting up to 1 million foreigners, more than doubling the current expat population of 875,400.
  2. The campaign watches their quotas closely all the while for indications of flagging interest.
  3. For a flagging stationery industry, calling cards--essentially nonbusiness business cards--have brought a welcome dose of energy.


  1. No banner year

    Thanks to a flagging economy, Ian Flamm’s colors are drooping. Flamm is one of the owners of AAA American Flag Decorating on West 36th Street in Manhattan. “Basically I haven’t been able to hire anyone since the downturn in 2008,” said Flamm, who sells and installs flags for...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. More Information Emerges About IRS Targeting Of Tea Party Groups

    Selective leaks from Congressional staff interviews with IRS employees in Cincinnati have been dribbling out for weeks. The workers are at the center of questions regarding the use of "Tea Party" and "Patriot" labels for flagging tax exemptions applications for additional scrutiny.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: NPR

  3. Who Will Buy Apple's Shiny New Mac Pro?

    In an attempt to revive its flagging reputation for introducing innovative products, Apple unveiled a new Mac Pro at its World Wide Developers Conference, being held in San Francisco this week. "Can't innovate any more, my ass," said SVP of Product Marketing Phil Schiller as the Mac Pro made its debut. The futuristic-looking black cylindrical device stands less than 10 inches tall.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: TechNewsWorld.com

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languish languish
/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /