Signs and Symbols And Their Meanings

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DayTodayGK has prepared a list of important Signs and Symbols And Their Meanings. 

Signs and Symbols And Their Meanings

Signs and Symbols And Their Meanings

Signs and SymbolsMeaning
PenSymbol of Culture and Civilization
Red CrossMedical Aid and Hospital
Red FlagRevolution and also asign of Danger
Black FlagSymbol of Protest
Yellow FlagFlown on Ships or Vehicles carrying patients suffering from infectious diseases
Flag flown upside downSymbol of distress
Flag flown at halfmastSymbol of National Mourning
White FlagSymbol of Truce
Red TriangleSign of Family Planning
Pegion or DoveSymbol of Peace
Red LightStop or Danger or Emergency
WheelSymbol of Progress
Olive BranchSymbol of Peace
Union JackNational Flag of UK
Stars and StripesNational Flag of the USA

Interesting Facts about Signs and Symbols

  • The use of a dove and olive branch as a symbol of peace originated with the early Christians, who portrayed the act of baptism accompanied by a dove holding an olive branch in its beak and also used the image on their sepulchres.
  • The white flag is an internationally recognized protective sign of truce or ceasefire, and request for negotiation.  The use of the flag to surrender is included in the Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907.
  • The Union Jack or Union Flag, is the national flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  The flag combines aspects of three older national flags: the red cross of St George of the Kingdom of England, the white saltire of St Andrew for Scotland (which two were united in the first Union Flag), and the red saltire of St Patrick to represent Ireland.
  • The Stars and Stripes – flag of the United States consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton (referred to specifically as the “union”)
    bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows, where rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternate with rows of five stars. The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 states of the United States of America.

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