from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Declining; weakening: flagging strength.
  • adj. Languid; drooping.
  • n. A pavement laid with flagstones.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of flag.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Growing languid, weak, or spiritless; weakening; delaying.
  • n. A pavement or sidewalk of flagstones; flagstones, collectively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Limp; drooping; languid; failing.
  • n. The act of laying with flagstones, as a sidewalk.
  • n. Flagstones collectively; a pavement or sidewalk of flagstones.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a walk of flagstones
  • adj. weak from exhaustion
  • n. flagstones collectively


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  • However, other people -- including several teachers -- have said they're uncomfortable with the idea of flagging or rating books.

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  • My use as an adjective: 'The flagging climbers appreciated the food and rest.'

    August 22, 2011