White flag (GIF)


A white flag may refer to:

  • The white flag is an internationally recognized protective sign of a ceasefire and negotiation request. It is also used to symbolize surrender because it is often the weaker side that wants to negotiate. The white flag indicates that a negotiator approaching with the intention to surrender or a desire to communicate is unarmed.
  • A White flag is a sign that failure or defeat is accepted.
  • In FIA approved races, the white flag warns that there is a slow car ahead. In non-FIA races, a white racing flag is displayed from the starter tower to show that the race leader is running the last lap.
  • A white flag means "proceed" on the railway.
  • The white flag is a symbol of support for doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers fighting the 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak.

In addition, as a color, white usually symbolizes perfection, faith, innocence, softness, and cleanliness. Brides wear white wedding dresses to symbolize virginity or purity.

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