Ensign meaning

ĕnsən, -sīn
A national flag displayed on ships and aircraft, often with the special insignia of a branch or unit of the armed forces.
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A standard or banner, as of a military unit.
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A badge, emblem, or token of power or authority.
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A badge, symbol, or token of office or authority.
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A flag or banner; specif., a national flag, as one displayed on a ship.
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A commissioned officer who served as standard-bearer.
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A commissioned officer of the lowest rank, ranking just below a lieutenant junior grade.
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A surname​.
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A hamlet in Alberta, Canada.
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A city in Kansas.
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(Mormonism) The official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Origin of ensign

  • Middle English ensigne from Old French enseigne from Latin īnsignia insignia insignia

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition