(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. banner, pennant, ensign, standard; iris; flagstone. See indication. —v. i. droop, pine, languish. See inactivity, dejection, disease.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A symbol, especially of a nation, usually on cloth]
Syn. banner, standard, pennant, pennon, streamer, colors, ensign, emblem, bunting, gonfalon, oriflamme, jack, Stars and Stripes, Old Glory, Union Jack, tricolor, Jolly Roger.
2. [Iris]
Syn. blue flag, fleur-de-lis, sweet flag; see iris .
strike the flag,
Syn. surrender, quit, give up; see yield 1 .
1. [To signal]
Syn. wave, hail, give a sign to; see signal .
2. [To lose strength]
Syn. languish, dwindle, wane; see decrease 1 , weaken 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
banner, standard, ensign, colors, pennant, *Old Glory, *Stars and Stripes, *UnionJack, streamer, banderole, bunting. The emblem of our unity, our power, our thought and purpose as a nation.''—Wood-row Wilson. ''The trademark of a nation.''— Leonard Levinson.
decorative cloth in the colors of a flag: bunting
military unit's: guidon
pirate's skull and crossbones: Jolly Roger
pole: staff, shaft
signaling pennant used on boats: burgee
weaken, wilt, tire, become limp, languish, wilt, droop, fade, wane, ebb, sink, diminish, die.
ANT.: strengthen, invigorate, energize
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To communicate by means of such devices as lights or signs: semaphore, signal. See EXPRESS, WORDS.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Fabric used especially as a symbol: banderole, banner, banneret, color (used in plural), ensign, jack, oriflamme, pennant, pennon, standard, streamer. See SUBSTITUTE.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To become limp, as from loss of freshness: droop, sag, wilt. See BETTER. 2. To lose strength or power: decline, degenerate, deteriorate, fade, fail, languish, sink, wane, waste (away), weaken. Informal: fizzle (out). Idioms: go downhill, hit the skids. See STRONG, INCREASE.

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