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Flag vs. Race

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Flagnoun

A piece of cloth, often decorated with an emblem, used as a visual signal or symbol.

Racenoun

A contest between people, animals, vehicles, etc. where the goal is to be the first to reach some objective. Example: Several horses run in a horse race, and the first one to reach the finishing post wins

‘The race around the park was won by Johnny, who ran faster than the others.’; ‘We had a race to see who could finish the book the quickest.’;

Flagnoun

An exact representation of a flag (for example: a digital one used in websites).

Racenoun

Swift progress; rapid motion; an instance of moving or driving at high speed.

Flagnoun

(nautical) A flag flown by a ship to show the presence on board of the admiral; the admiral himself, or his flagship.

Racenoun

(computing) A race condition.

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Flagnoun

A signal flag.

Racenoun

A progressive movement toward a goal.

‘the race to cure cancer’;

Flagnoun

(construction) lang=en a construction material used for paving, flooring, roofing or tiling

Racenoun

A fast-moving current of water, such as that which powers a mill wheel.

Flagnoun

The use of a flag, especially to indicate the start of a race or other event.

Racenoun

A water channel, esp. one built to lead water to or from a point where it is utilised.

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Flagnoun

(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.

Racenoun

Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged; hence, career; course of life.

Flagnoun

(computer science) In a command line interface, a command parameter requesting optional behavior or otherwise modifying the action of the command being invoked.

Racenoun

The bushings of a rolling element bearing which contacts the rolling elements.

Flagnoun

(British) An abbreviation for capture the flag.

Racenoun

A group of sentient beings, particularly people, distinguished by common ancestry, heritage or characteristics:

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Flagnoun

(geometry) A sequence of faces of a given polytope, one of each dimension up to that of the polytope (formally, though in practice not always explicitly, including the null face and the polytope itself), such that each face in the sequence is part of the next-higher dimension face.

Racenoun

A large group of people distinguished from others on the basis of a common heritage compare ethnic group. See Wikipedia's article on historical definitions of race.

Flagnoun

A sequence of subspaces of a vector space, beginning with the null space and ending with the vector space itself, such that each member of the sequence (until the last) is a proper subspace of the next.

Racenoun

A large group of people distinguished from others on the basis of common physical characteristics, such as skin color or hair type.

‘Race was a significant issue during apartheid in South Africa.’; ‘The Native Americans colonized the New World in several waves from Asia, and thus they are considered part of the same Mongoloid race.’;

Flagnoun

Any of various plants with sword-shaped leaves, especially irises; specifically, Iris pseudacorus.

Racenoun

A large group of sentient beings distinguished from others on the basis of a common heritage compare species, subspecies.

‘A treaty was concluded between the race of elves and the race of men.’;

Flagnoun

A slice of turf; a sod.

Racenoun

A group of people distinguished from others on the basis of shared social characteristics.

Flagnoun

A slab of stone; a flagstone, a flat piece of stone used for paving.

Racenoun

(taxonomy) A population geographically separated from others of its species that develops significantly different characteristics; an informal term for a subspecies.

Flagnoun

(geology) Any hard, evenly stratified sandstone, which splits into layers suitable for flagstones.

Racenoun

A breed or strain of domesticated animal.

Flagverb

To furnish or deck out with flags.

Racenoun

(figuratively) A category or species of something that has emerged or evolved from an older one (with an implied parallel to animal breeding or evolutionary science).

‘The advent of the Internet has brought about a new race of entrepreneur.’; ‘Recent developments in artificial intelligence has brought about a new race of robots that can perform household chores without supervision.’;

Flagverb

To mark with a flag, especially to indicate the importance of something.

Racenoun

(obsolete) Peculiar flavour, taste, or strength, as of wine; that quality, or assemblage of qualities, which indicates origin or kind, as in wine; hence, characteristic flavour.

Flagverb

(often with down) To signal to, especially to stop a passing vehicle etc.

‘Please flag down a taxi for me.’;

Racenoun

(obsolete) Characteristic quality or disposition.

Flagverb

To convey (a message) by means of flag signals.

‘to flag an order to troops or vessels at a distance’;

Racenoun

A rhizome or root, especially of ginger.

Flagverb

(often with up) To note, mark or point out for attention.

‘I've flagged up the need for further investigation into this.’; ‘Users of the Internet forum can flag others' posts as inappropriate.’;

Raceverb

(intransitive) To take part in a race (in the sense of a contest).

‘The drivers were racing around the track.’;

Flagverb

(computing) To signal (an event).

‘The compiler flagged three errors.’;

Raceverb

(transitive) To compete against in such a race.

‘I raced him to the car, but he was there first, so he got to ride shotgun.’;

Flagverb

(computing) To set a program variable to true.

‘Flag the debug option before running the program.’;

Raceverb

(intransitive) To move or drive at high speed.

‘As soon as it was time to go home, he raced for the door.’; ‘Her heart was racing as she peered into the dimly lit room.’;

Flagverb

To decoy (game) by waving a flag, handkerchief, etc. to arouse the animal's curiosity.

Raceverb

(intransitive) Of a motor, to run rapidly when not engaged to a transmission.

Flagverb

(sports) To penalize for an infraction.

‘The defender was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct.’;

Raceverb

To raze.

Flagverb

(intransitive) To weaken, become feeble.

‘His strength flagged toward the end of the race.’;

Raceverb

To run swiftly; to contend in a race; as, the animals raced over the ground; the ships raced from port to port.

Flagverb

To hang loose without stiffness; to bend down, as flexible bodies; to be loose, yielding, limp.

Raceverb

To run too fast at times, as a marine engine or screw, when the screw is lifted out of water by the action of a heavy sea.

Flagverb

To let droop; to suffer to fall, or let fall, into feebleness.

‘to flag the wings’;

Raceverb

To cause to contend in a race; to drive at high speed; as, to race horses.

Flagverb

To enervate; to exhaust the vigour or elasticity of.

Raceverb

To run a race with.

Flagverb

(transitive) To pave with flagstones.

‘Fred is planning to flag his patio this weekend.’;

Racenoun

A root.

Flagverb

To hang loose without stiffness; to bend down, as flexible bodies; to be loose, yielding, limp.

‘As loose it [the sail] flagged around the mast.’;

Racenoun

The descendants of a common ancestor; a family, tribe, people, or nation, believed or presumed to belong to the same stock; a lineage; a breed.

‘The whole race of mankind.’; ‘Whence the long race of Alban fathers come.’;

Flagverb

To droop; to grow spiritless; to lose vigor; to languish; as, the spirits flag; the strength flags.

‘The pleasures of the town begin to flag.’;

Racenoun

Company; herd; breed.

‘For do but note a wild and wanton herd,Or race of youthful and unhandled colts,Fetching mad bounds.’;

Flagverb

To let droop; to suffer to fall, or let fall, into feebleness; as, to flag the wings.

Racenoun

A variety of such fixed character that it may be propagated by seed.

Flagverb

To enervate; to exhaust the vigor or elasticity of.

‘Nothing so flags the spirits.’;

Racenoun

Peculiar flavor, taste, or strength, as of wine; that quality, or assemblage of qualities, which indicates origin or kind, as in wine; hence, characteristic flavor; smack.

‘Is it [the wine] of the right race ?’;

Flagverb

To signal to with a flag or by waving the hand; as, to flag a train; also used with down; as, to flag down a cab.

Racenoun

Hence, characteristic quality or disposition.

‘And now I give my sensual race the rein.’; ‘Some . . . great race of fancy or judgment.’;

Flagverb

To convey, as a message, by means of flag signals; as, to flag an order to troops or vessels at a distance.

Racenoun

A progress; a course; a movement or progression.

Flagverb

To decoy (game) by waving a flag, handkerchief, or the like to arouse the animal's curiosity.

‘The antelope are getting continually shyer and more difficult to flag.’;

Racenoun

Esp., swift progress; rapid course; a running.

‘The flight of many birds is swifter than the race of any beasts.’;

Flagverb

To furnish or deck out with flags.

Racenoun

Hence: The act or process of running in competition; a contest of speed in any way, as in running, riding, driving, skating, rowing, sailing; in the plural, usually, a meeting for contests in the running of horses; as, he attended the races.

‘The race is not to the swift.’; ‘I wield the gauntlet, and I run the race.’;

Flagverb

To lay with flags of flat stones.

‘The sides and floor are all flagged with . . . marble.’;

Racenoun

Competitive action of any kind, especially when prolonged; hence, career; course of life.

‘My race of glory run, and race of shame.’;

Flagnoun

That which flags or hangs down loosely.

Racenoun

A strong or rapid current of water, or the channel or passage for such a current; a powerful current or heavy sea, sometimes produced by the meeting of two tides; as, the Portland Race; the Race of Alderney.

Flagnoun

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.

Racenoun

The current of water that turns a water wheel, or the channel in which it flows; a mill race.

Flagnoun

A group of feathers on the lower part of the legs of certain hawks, owls, etc.

Racenoun

A channel or guide along which a shuttle is driven back and forth, as in a loom, sewing machine, etc.

Flagnoun

One of the wing feathers next the body of a bird; - called also flag feather.

Racenoun

any competition;

‘the race for the presidency’;

Flagnoun

An aquatic plant, with long, ensiform leaves, belonging to either of the genera Iris and Acorus.

Racenoun

people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock;

‘some biologists doubt that there are important genetic differences between races of human beings’;

Flagnoun

A flat stone used for paving.

Racenoun

a contest of speed;

‘the race is to the swift’;

Flagnoun

Any hard, evenly stratified sandstone, which splits into layers suitable for flagstones.

Racenoun

the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller

Flagnoun

emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design

Racenoun

(biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species

Flagnoun

plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals

Racenoun

a canal for a current of water

Flagnoun

a rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device

Raceverb

step on it;

‘He rushed down the hall to receive his guests’; ‘The cars raced down the street’;

Flagnoun

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.

Raceverb

compete in a race;

‘he is running the Marathon this year’; ‘let's race and see who gets there first’;

Flagnoun

flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green

Raceverb

to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others;

‘We are racing to find a cure for AIDS’;

Flagnoun

stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving stones

Raceverb

cause to move fast or to rush or race;

‘The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze’;

Flagnoun

a conspicuously marked or shaped tail

Racenoun

a competition between runners, horses, vehicles, etc. to see which is the fastest in covering a set course

‘Hill started from pole position and won the race’;

Flagverb

communicate or signal with a flag

Racenoun

a series of races for horses or dogs, held at a fixed time on a set course.

Flagverb

provide with a flag;

‘Flag this file so that I can recognize it immediately’;

Racenoun

a situation in which individuals or groups compete to be first to achieve a particular objective

‘the race for nuclear power’;

Flagverb

droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness

Racenoun

the course of the sun or moon through the heavens

‘the industrious sun already half his race hath run’;

Flagverb

decorate with flags;

‘the building was flagged for the holiday’;

Racenoun

a strong or rapid current flowing through a narrow channel in the sea or a river

‘angling for tuna in turbulent tidal races’;

Flagverb

become less intense

Racenoun

a water channel, especially one built to lead water to or from a point where its energy is utilized, as in a mill or mine.

Flagnoun

a piece of cloth or similar material, typically oblong or square, attachable by one edge to a pole or rope and used as the symbol or emblem of a country or institution or as a decoration during public festivities

‘the American flag’;

Racenoun

a smooth ring-shaped groove or guide in which a ball bearing or roller bearing runs.

Flagnoun

used in reference to one's home country or its system of beliefs and values

‘he pledged allegiance to the flag’;

Racenoun

a fenced passageway in a stockyard through which animals pass singly for branding, loading, washing, etc.

Flagnoun

the ensign carried by a flagship as an emblem of an admiral's rank

‘Hawke first hoisted his flag at Spithead’;

Racenoun

(in weaving) the channel along which the shuttle moves.

Flagnoun

a small piece of cloth attached at one edge to a pole and used as a marker or signal in various sports

‘the flag's up’;

Racenoun

each of the major divisions of humankind, having distinct physical characteristics

‘people of all races, colours, and creeds’;

Flagnoun

a drawing or symbol resembling a flag, used as a marker

‘golf courses are indicated by a numbered flag on the map’;

Racenoun

the fact or condition of belonging to a racial division or group; the qualities or characteristics associated with this.

Flagnoun

a small paper badge given to people who donate to a charity appeal in the street.

Racenoun

a group of people sharing the same culture, history, language, etc.; an ethnic group

‘we Scots were a bloodthirsty race then’;

Flagnoun

a mechanism that can be raised to indicate that a taxi is for hire.

Racenoun

a group or set of people or things with a common feature or features

‘the upper classes thought of themselves as a race apart’;

Flagnoun

a variable used to indicate a particular property of the data in a record.

Racenoun

a population within a species that is distinct in some way, especially a subspecies

‘people have killed so many tigers that two races are probably extinct’;

Flagnoun

a flat stone slab, typically rectangular or square, used for paving.

Racenoun

(in non-technical use) each of the major divisions of living creatures

‘a member of the human race’; ‘the race of birds’;

Flagnoun

a plant with sword-shaped leaves that grow from a rhizome.

Racenoun

a group of people descended from a common ancestor

‘a prince of the race of Solomon’;

Flagnoun

the long slender leaf of a flag.

Racenoun

ancestry

‘two coursers of ethereal race’;

Flagverb

mark (an item) for attention or treatment in a specified way

‘the spellcheck program flags any words that are not in its dictionary’;

Racenoun

a ginger root.

Flagverb

draw attention to

‘cancer was flagged up as a priority area for research’;

Raceverb

compete with another or others to see who is fastest at covering a set course or achieving an objective

‘the vet took blood samples from the horses before they raced’; ‘two drivers raced each other through a housing estate’;

Flagverb

signal to a vehicle or driver to stop, especially by waving one's arm

‘she flagged down a police patrol car’;

Raceverb

compete regularly in races as a sport or leisure activity

‘next year, he raced again for the team’;

Flagverb

wave a flag at someone or something as a starting signal

‘the vintage car fiesta will be flagged off by the minister for tourism’;

Raceverb

prepare and enter (an animal or vehicle) for races

‘he raced his three horses simply for the fun of it’;

Flagverb

(of an official) raise a flag to draw the referee's attention to a breach of the rules in soccer, rugby, and other sports

‘the goalkeeper brought down Hendrie and a linesman immediately flagged’;

Raceverb

move or progress swiftly or at full speed

‘I raced into the house’; ‘she spoke automatically, while her mind raced ahead’;

Flagverb

provide or decorate with a flag or flags.

Raceverb

operate or cause to operate at excessive speed

‘the truck came to rest against a tree with its engine racing’;

Flagverb

register (a vessel) in a particular country, under whose flag it then sails.

Raceverb

(of a person's heart or pulse) beat faster than usual because of fear or excitement.

Flagverb

become tired or less enthusiastic or dynamic

‘if you begin to flag, there is an excellent cafe to revive you’;

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A flag is a piece of fabric (most often rectangular or quadrilateral) with a distinctive design and colours. It is used as a symbol, a signalling device, or for decoration.

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