|Origin:||Perhaps from flag, name of a kind of flower.|
a 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 flag
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)
an expression meaning a country or organization and its beliefs, values, and people:
loyalty to the flag
to achieve success on behalf of your country in a competition:
Bristol kept the flag flying for English rugby with this win.