Meaning of FLAG in English

(~s, ~ging, ~ged)

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


A ~ 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 ~...

They had raised the white ~ in surrender.



Journalists sometimes refer to the ~ 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 ~...

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


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

His enthusiasm was in no way ~ging...

By 4,000m he was beginning to ~.



see also ~ged


If you fly the ~, 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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