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You cannot have companies where many of the largest ones lose money indefinitely without someone finally waving the white flag, and IBM is the most recent example of that.
Kevin Rollins

Meaning of "white flag" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WHITE FLAG

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WHITE FLAG

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
White flag is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WHITE FLAG MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of white flag in the English dictionary

The definition of white flag in the dictionary is a white flag or a piece of white cloth hoisted to signify surrender or request a truce.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WHITE FLAG

white coffee
white corpuscle
white currant
white dwarf
white elephant
white elephant stall
White Ensign
white feather
white finger
white fish
white flight
white flint
white flour
white fox
White Friar
white frost
white gold
white goods
white gum
white hat

WORDS THAT END LIKE WHITE FLAG

beflag
black flag
chequered flag
corner flag
cornflag
flag
fly the flag
national flag
oflag
quarantine flag
rainbow flag
red flag
reflag
show the flag
signal flag
strike the flag
sweet flag
the flag
Union flag
yellow flag

Synonyms and antonyms of white flag in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «white flag» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WHITE FLAG

Find out the translation of white flag to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of white flag from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «white flag» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

白旗
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bandera blanca
570 millions of speakers

English

white flag
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सफेद झंडा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الراية البيضاء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

белый флаг
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bandeira branca
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাদা পতাকা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

drapeau blanc
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

bendera putih
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

weiße Fahne
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

白旗
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

백기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gendéra putih
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cờ trắng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெள்ளை கொடி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पांढरा झेंडा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Beyaz Bayrak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bandiera bianca
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

biała flaga
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

білий прапор
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

steag alb
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λευκή σημαία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wit vlag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vit flagga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hvitt flagg
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of white flag

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WHITE FLAG»

The term «white flag» is very widely used and occupies the 15.983 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WHITE FLAG» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about white flag

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QUOTES WITH «WHITE FLAG»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word white flag.
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Kevin Rollins
You cannot have companies where many of the largest ones lose money indefinitely without someone finally waving the white flag, and IBM is the most recent example of that.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WHITE FLAG»

Discover the use of white flag in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to white flag and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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White Flag of the Dead
White Flag of the Dead Book 1: Surrender of the Living.
Joseph Talluto, 2010
2
White Flag: America's First 9/11
Almon and Emily befriended a girl that claimed to be a train hopper.
Wayne Atilio Capurro, 2007
3
White Flag Down
They race to find the mysterious document that holds the key to the negotiations. But they're not the only ones in pursuit, and time is running out. From the Paperback edition.
Joel N. Ross, 2008
4
The White Flag Principle: How to Lose a War (And Why)
This new illustrated edition of the 1974 original includes updated information on the latest international conflicts, and confirms the timelessness of the White Flag Principle.
Shimon Tzabar, 2003
5
The White Flag
She wrote some of the best selling novels and well-received columns in magazines of the day.
Gene Stratton-Porter, 2009
6
Never a White Flag: The Memoirs of Jock Barnes
Jock Barnes' name was once known by everyone in New Zealand as the leader of the Waterside Workers' Union. His memoirs cover the period from 1935 to the 1951 lockout of watersiders and the destruction of the Union.
Thomas Bramble, 1998
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Dead Surge: White Flag of the Dead
White Flag Of The Dead Book 5 It's been seven years since the Upheaval.
Joseph Talluto, 2012
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White Flag Deaths: Killings of Palestinian Civilians During ...
"This report documents the killing of Palestinian civilians who were signalling their civilian status by holding white flags during Israel's major military operation in Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009."--P. [4] of cover.
Fred Abrahams, 2009
9
白旗の少女
Describes the American invasion of Okinawa through the eyes of a seven-year-old child.
富子·比嘉, 2003
10
House Documents
Outer Buoy, (on bar) White Flag in pine in hammock on St. Catherine's island. Kollock's Place, west gable end of house. Tui't in hammock on lefl bank of South Newport river. White Flag on marsh at month of Wahoo creek. White Flag on shell  ...
United States House of Representatives, 1860

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WHITE FLAG»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term white flag is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sox find themselves in familiar territory at deadline
White Sox in same position as '97, but don't look to White Flag it this time. ... Heading into today's trading deadline, the White Sox are in the same position as the ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
2
White flag time or go for it for White Sox
Because of their very poor start despite a recent upturn in play, the White Sox are a team with many questions heading into the second half of the season. «SaukValley.com, Jul 15»
3
For truth about Confederate flag, look at its beginnings, critics say
“As a people, we are fighting to maintain the Heaven-ordained supremacy of the white man over the inferior of the colored race: a 'White Flag' would thus be ... «TBO.com, Jul 15»
4
The absurd hypocrisy of the League of the South's Confederate …
To the chagrin of many of its members, the organization also switched to a new white flag with a black St. Andrew's cross of its own design, deemed the Southern ... «Salon, Jul 15»
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Rep. Corley wanted white flag to replace Confederate
Some Republican House members used a strategy known as "filibuster by amendment" to slow the legislative process before a potentially historic vote to ... «Greenville News, Jul 15»
6
The Latest: South Carolina governor says 'it is a new day'
The plain white flag, Corley said, would be symbolic of state Republicans' ... this," Corley told the chamber, waving a small white flag from the House podium. «U.S. News & World Report, Jul 15»
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Waving the white flag
Deal's decision came amid widespread national outcry over the flag after a white gunman allegedly shot and killed nine people in a historic black church in ... «Creative Loafing Atlanta, Jul 15»
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CNN confuses London Pride flag covered in sex toy symbols for that …
CNN has mistaken a flag displaying sex toy symbols for that of terrorist ... to mimic, what is the ISIS flag - the black and white flag with the distinctive lettering.' ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
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White Sox aren't ready to wave the white flag just yet
"I've heard a lot about (Jeff Samardzija) being on the market," White Sox vice president Ken Williams said. "We haven't had that discussion about moving anyone ... «Chicago Tribune, Jun 15»
10
School district waves white flag, allows patriotic flags on student's truck
WE SURRENDER: A high school in South Carolina took student Peyton Robinson's American flag and POW/MIA flag off of his truck at school. With the ... «Watchdog.org, May 15»

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