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Definition ensign

Etymology

From Middle English ensigne, from Old French enseigne, from Latin ─źnsignia, nominative plural of ─źnsigne. Doublet of insignia.

Noun

ensign (plural ensigns)

  1. A badge of office, rank, or power.
  2. The lowest grade of commissioned officer in the United States Navy, junior to a lieutenant junior grade.
  3. A flag or banner carried by military units; a standard or color/colour.
  4. (nautical) The principal flag or banner flown by a ship to indicate nationality.
  5. Any prominent flag or banner.
  6. (historical) A junior commissioned officer in the 18th and 19th centuries whose duty was to carry the unit's ensign.

Verb

ensign (third-person singular simple present ensigns, present participle ensigning, simple past and past participle ensigned)

  1. (obsolete) To designate as by an ensign.
  2. To distinguish by a mark or ornament.
  3. (heraldry) To distinguish by an ornament, especially by a crown.

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