What does tricolour mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tricolor, tricolour(noun)

    a flag having three colored stripes (especially the French flag)


  1. tricolour(Noun)

    A flag with three stripes either vertical or horizontal all of equal size, and of a different colour. This style of flag is used commonly in Europe, as seen in the national flags of over twenty countries, including Belgium, France, Italy, Russia, The Netherlands and The Republic of Ireland.

  2. Origin: An anglicisation of the tricolore, where the flag originated.


  1. Tricolour

    A tricolour is a type of flag or banner design with a triband design which originated in the 16th century as a symbol of republicanism, liberty or indeed revolution. The term is often spelled in the French or Italian fashion as Tricolore due to the significance of the concept in these countries. Specifically, when used within context, the flags of France, Italy, Mexico and Ireland are referred to as "the tricolour" or "the tricolour flag" in English, all of them first adopted with the formation of an independent republic in the period of 1789 to 1848. The first association of the tricolour with republicanism is the orange-white-blue design of the Prince's Flag, used from 1579 by William I of Orange-Nassau in the Eighty Years' War, establishing the independence of the Dutch Republic from the Spanish Empire. The most famous tricolour, known as La Tricolore is the blue-white-red flag of France adopted in the French Revolution. With the formation of French client republics after 1795, the revolutionary tricolour was adopted more widely, by the Republic of Alba 1796, the Cisalpine Republic 1797, the Cisrhenian Republic 1797, the Anconine Republic 1797, the Roman Republic 1798, the Helvetic Republic 1798, the Parthenopean Republic 1799, the Principality of Lucca and Piombino 1805.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tricolour

    Tricolor, trī′kul-or, n. the national flag of France, of three colours, red, white, and blue, in vertical stripes.—adj. Trī′coloured, having three colours. [Fr. tricolore—L. tres, three, color, colour.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Tricolour

    a flag adopted by the French Revolutionists in 1789, and consisting of three vertical stripes, blue, white, and red, the blue next the staff.

How to pronounce tricolour?

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How to say tricolour in sign language?

  1. tricolour


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tricolour in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tricolour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of tricolour in a Sentence

  1. Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk:

    Russian planes with the Russian tricolour have no business in Ukrainian airports.

Images & Illustrations of tricolour

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