flag - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a piece of cloth decorated with the pattern and colours that represent a country or organization. A flag is often hung from a pole called a flagpole

    The British flag is called the Union Jack.

    There was a march with flags flying and drums beating.

  2. 2
    a piece of coloured cloth that is used for giving a signal

    A green flag indicates the start of the race.

  3. 3

    the flag

    the country that someone belongs to

    loyal to the flag

  4. 4
    a small piece of cloth or paper fixed to a stick or pin that is sold on flag day