Meaning of FLAG in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ flæg ]

( flags, flagging, flagged)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


A flag is a piece of cloth which can be attached to a pole and which is used as a sign, signal, or symbol of something, especially of a particular country.

The Marines climbed to the roof of the embassy building to raise the American flag...

They had raised the white flag in surrender.



Journalists sometimes refer to the flag of a particular country or organization as a way of referring to the country or organization itself and its values or power.

Joining John Whitaker will be his brother Michael also riding under the British flag...

N-COUNT : with supp , usu adj N , N of n


If you flag or if your spirits flag , you begin to lose enthusiasm or energy.

His enthusiasm was in no way flagging...

By 4,000m he was beginning to flag.

VERB : V , V


see also flagged


If you fly the flag , you show that you are proud of your country, or that you support a particular cause, especially when you are in a foreign country or when few other people do.

PHRASE : V inflects

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