verb (used with object), red-flagged, red-flagging.
to mark or draw attention to for a particular purpose:
The department has red-flagged the most urgent repair work to be done.
to provoke the attention of; alert; arouse:
The animal’s refusal to eat red-flagged the keeper that something was wrong.
of or relating to a red flag.
intended or serving to emphasize, warn, incite, or provoke.
the symbol or banner of a left-wing revolutionary party.
a danger signal.
something that provokes an angry or hostile reaction:
The talk about raising taxes was a red flag to many voters.
Also called powder flag. Nautical. a red burgee, designating in the International Code of Signals the letter “B,” flown by itself to show that a vessel is carrying, loading, or discharging explosives or highly inflammable material.
(initial capital letters) a war game the U.S. Air Force holds several times each year at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, to train personnel in air combat.
a symbol of socialism, communism, or revolution
a warning of danger or a signal to stop
the Red Flag, a socialist song, written by James Connell (1852–1929), Irish political activist, in 1889
- Red flannel hash
noun a type of hash made with beets and potatoes, sometimes with chopped bacon or beef Examples At the restaurant, red flannel hash comes with eggs, served either poached or over easy. Word Origin 1907 Usage Note cooking
noun 1. a red coloration of the lower portion of the sun, occasionally seen as the sun rises above or sinks to the horizon.
noun 1. a reddish-brown flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, that feeds on stored grain, dried fruit, etc.
noun 1. (vet science) a fatal disease of newborn lambs of unknown cause in which the horny layers of the feet become separated, exposing the red laminae below