- The rank or office of an ensign.
Variant of ensign
- a badge, symbol, or token of office or authority
- a flag or banner; specif., a national flag, as one displayed on a ship
- Brit. Army, Historical a commissioned officer who served as standard-bearer
Origin of ensignafter Fr enseigne de vaisseau, ship's ensign, midshipmanU.S. Navy a commissioned officer of the lowest rank, ranking just below a lieutenant junior grade
Origin of ensignMiddle English and amp; Old French enseigne ; from Classical Latin insignia: see insignia