English version

flag in Daily life topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishflagflag1 /flæɡ/ ●●● S2 W2 noun [countable]  1 Da piece of cloth with a coloured pattern or picture on it that represents a country or organization Children waving flags greeted the Russian leader. the flag of Kenya the Spanish flaga flag is flying (=a flag is shown on a pole) Flags were flying at half-mast because of the death of the Premier.2 a coloured piece of cloth used in some sports as a signal or as a sign showing the position of something The flag went down, and the race began. a free kick near the corner flag (=flag on a football pitch)3 the flag4 keep the flag flying5 TBa flagstone fly the flag at fly1(13)
Examples from the Corpus
flagHis tongue is hanging out of the side of his mouth like a flag.Sighing deeply, Democratic pundits and brokers are beginning to rally to the Clinton flag.Colored flags flapped in a heavy sea wind.He saw the red flag come down for the final time over Red Square in Moscow.the state flag of MontanaHe could hear the beck-water rushing beneath the flags at his feet.There was talk before everyone arrived here that she might be asked to carry the flag.And take it down: Hotel is told it can't fly the flag.The children waved flags as the President's car drove by.Flags ... flying at half-mastThe flags were flying at half-mast.corner flagWith 17 minutes remaining the right-back Mario Melchiot was fouled by Ian Taylor near the left-hand corner flag.Then winger Crawford Dobbin ran half the length of the pitch for the final score at the corner flag.Dyer was almost over for a try but put a foot in touch at the corner flag spoiled the effort.Harte fired the ball into the bottom corner before heading for the corner flag to celebrate.Then Goodman scored a soft goal with his head for a free kick near the corner flag.It was Harlequins who opened the scoring ... Mike Wedderburn taking the scenic route to the corner flag.