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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
LotusCulture and civilization
A blindfolded woman holding a balanced scale Symbol of justice 
Black strip on face arm Sign of mourning or protest
One skull on two bones crossing each other diagonallySign of danger  



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.