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Definition: red flag
n 1: a flag that serves as a warning signal; “we didn't swim at
the beach because the red flag was up”
2: the emblem of socialist revolution
3: something that irritates or demands immediate action; “doing
that is like waving a red flag in front of a bull”
English → English
Definition: Red flag
, a. [Compar. Redder
(-d?r); superl. Reddest
red, reed, AS. re['a]d, re['o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries.
r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw.
r["o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r['a]uds, W.
rhudd, Armor. ruz, Ir. & Gael. ruadh, L. ruber, rufus, Gr.
'eryqro`s, Skr. rudhira, rohita; cf. L. rutilus. [root]113.
Of the color of blood, or of a tint resembling that color; of
the hue of that part of the rainbow, or of the solar
spectrum, which is furthest from the violet part. “Fresh
flowers, white and reede.”
Your color, I warrant you, is as red as any rose.
Note: Red is a general term, including many different shades
or hues, as scarlet, crimson, vermilion, orange red,
and the like.
Note: Red is often used in the formation of self-explaining
compounds; as, red-breasted, red-cheeked, red-faced,
red-haired, red-headed, red-skinned, red-tailed,
red-topped, red-whiskered, red-coasted.
(Zo["o]l.), a beautiful butterfly (Vanessa Atalanta
) common in both Europe and America. The front
wings are crossed by a broad orange red band. The larva
feeds on nettles. Called also Atalanta butterfly
(a) A very small ant (Myrmica molesta
) which often infests
(b) A larger reddish ant (Formica sanguinea
), native of
Europe and America. It is one of the slave-making
(Min.), kermesite. See Kermes mineral
(b), under Kermes
(Bot.), an American tree (Fraxinus pubescens
smaller than the white ash, and less valuable for timber.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Redfish
(Bot.), a tree (Persea Caroliniensis
) having the
heartwood red, found in swamps in the Southern United
(Zo["o]l.), a bright red sponge (Microciona prolifera
), common on oyster shells and stones. [Local,
(Bot.), a species of birch (Betula nigra
having reddish brown bark, and compact, light-colored
. (Med.) See Daltonism
, a book containing the names of all the persons in
the service of the state. [Eng.]
Red book of the Exchequer
, an ancient record in which are
registered the names of all that held lands per baroniam
in the time of Henry II. --Brande & C.
, an alloy containing eight parts of copper and
three of zinc.
(a) A very small mite which in Florida attacks man, and
produces great irritation by its bites.
(b) A red hemipterous insect of the genus Pyrrhocoris
especially the European species (Pyrrhocoris apterus
which is bright scarlet and lives in clusters on tree
(c) See Cotton stainder
, under Cotton
. (Bot.) An evergreen North American tree
) having a fragrant red-colored
(b) A tree of India and Australia (Cedrela Toona
fragrant reddish wood; -- called also toon tree
. See under Chalk
(Min.), red oxide of copper; cuprite.
(Zo["o]l.), the precious coral (Corallium rubrum
). See Illusts. of Coral
. The cross of St. George, the national emblem of
(b) The Geneva cross. See Geneva convention
, and Geneva cross
, under Geneva
. (Bot.) See Currant
(a) The common stag (Cervus elaphus
), native of the forests
of the temperate parts of Europe and Asia. It is very
similar to the American elk, or wapiti.
(b) The Virginia deer. See Deer
(Zo["o]l.), a European reddish brown duck
); -- called also ferruginous duck
. (Bot.) See Grenadillo
(Zo["o]l.), a butterfly. See Tortoise shell
(Bot.), a coniferous tree (Pseudotsuga Douglasii
found from British Columbia to Texas, and highly valued
for its durable timber. The name is sometimes given to
other coniferous trees, as the Norway spruce and the
American Abies magnifica
and Abies nobilis
. (Pyrotech.) See Blue fire
, under Fire
. See under Flag
(Zo["o]l.), the common American fox (Vulpes fulvus
), which is usually reddish in color.
(Zo["o]l.), the Scotch grouse, or ptarmigan. See
, or Red gum-tree
(Bot.), a name given to eight
Australian species of Eucalyptus
, etc.) which yield a reddish gum
resin. See Eucalyptus
(Her.), a left hand appaum['e], fingers erect,
borne on an escutcheon, being the mark of a baronet of the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; -- called
also Badge of Ulster
, the common herring dried and smoked.
(a) Any large American red fresh-water sucker, especially
and allied species.
(b) See the Note under Drumfish
(Chem) See under Lead
, and Minium
. (Min.) Same as Crocoite
(Dyeing), a solution consisting essentially of
aluminium acetate, used as a mordant in the fixation of
dyestuffs on vegetable fiber; -- so called because used
originally for red dyestuffs. Called also red mordant
(Zo["o]l.), the larva of the wheat midge.
. (Min.) Same as Rhodochrosite
, one of the American Indians; -- so called from his
(Bot.), a species of maple (Acer rubrum
. (Zo["o]l.) See Red spider
(Bot.), an American mulberry of a dark purple
color (Morus rubra
(Zo["o]l.), the surmullet. See Mullet
(Min.), a soft earthy variety of hematite, of a
(Zo["o]l.), the rosefish.
. (Chem.) See under Phosphorus
(Bot.), an American species of pine (Pinus resinosa
); -- so named from its reddish bark.
. See under Precipitate
(European Politics), originally, one who
maintained extreme republican doctrines in France, --
because a red liberty cap was the badge of the party; an
extreme radical in social reform. [Cant]
, the ribbon of the Order of the Bath in England.
. (Bot.) See Sanders
. (Geol.) See under Sandstone
(Zo["o]l.), a scale insect (Aspidiotus aurantii
) very injurious to the orange tree in California
(Min.), an ore of silver, of a ruby-red or
reddish black color. It includes proustite
, or light red
silver, and pyrargyrite
, or dark red silver.
(Zo["o]l.), a large fish (Lutjanus aya
) abundant in the Gulf of Mexico and
about the Florida reefs.
, snow colored by a mocroscopic unicellular alga
) which produces large patches of
scarlet on the snows of arctic or mountainous regions.
(Med.) a form of cerebral softening in which
the affected parts are red, -- a condition due either to
infarction or inflammation.
(Zo["o]l.), a very small web-spinning mite
) which infests, and often
destroys, plants of various kinds, especially those
cultivated in houses and conservatories. It feeds mostly
on the under side of the leaves, and causes them to turn
yellow and die. The adult insects are usually pale red.
Called also red mite
(Zo["o]l.), the chickaree.
(a) the tape used in public offices for tying up documents,
(b) official formality and delay; excessive bureaucratic
(Zo["o]l.), any species of noctuid moths
belonging to Catacola
and allied genera. The numerous
species are mostly large and handsomely colored. The under
wings are commonly banded with bright red or orange.
, a disease in cattle, so called from an
appearance like blood in the urine.
, n. [Cf. LG. & G. flagge, Sw. flagg, Dan. flag, D.
vlag. See Flag
to hang loose.]
1. That which flags or hangs down loosely.
2. 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 naval flag.
(a) A group of feathers on the lower part of the legs of
certain hawks, owls, etc.
(b) A group of elongated wing feathers in certain hawks.
(c) The bushy tail of a dog, as of a setter.
4. (Zo["o]l.) One of the wing feathers next the body of a
bird; -- called also flag feather
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
. See under Black
, Flag leutenant
, etc., special officers
attached to the flagship, as aids to the flag officer.
, the commander of a fleet or squadron; an
admiral, or commodore.
Flag of truse
, a white flag carried or displayed to an
enemy, as an invitation to conference, or for the purpose
of making some communication not hostile.
, the flag officer's share of prize money.
(Railroad), a station at which trains do not
stop unless signaled to do so, by a flag hung out or
, a flag of a particular country, on which
some national emblem or device, is emblazoned.
, a flag of a red color, displayed as a signal of
danger or token of defiance; the emblem of anarchists.
To dip, the flag
, to mlower it and quickly restore it to
its place; -- done as a mark of respect.
To hang out the white flag
, to ask truce or quarter, or, in
some cases, to manifest a friendly design by exhibiting a
To hang the flag half-mast high
or To hang the flag half-staff
or To hang the flag at half-staff
, to raise it
only half way to the mast or staff, as a token or sign of
To strike the flag
or To lower the flag
, to haul it down,
in token of respect, submission, or, in an engagement, of
, the quarantine flag of all nations; also
carried at a vessel's fore, to denote that an infectious
disease is on board.