ENSIGN MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Ensign Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A flag; a banner; a standard; esp., the national flag, or a banner indicating nationality, carried by a ship or a body of soldiers; -- as distinguished from flags indicating divisions of the army, rank of naval officers, or private signals, and the like.
  2. (v. t.) To designate as by an ensign.
  3. (n.) Formerly, a commissioned officer of the army who carried the ensign or flag of a company or regiment.
  4. (n.) A signal displayed like a standard, to give notice.
  5. (v. t.) To distinguish by a mark or ornament; esp. (Her.), by a crown; thus, any charge which has a crown immediately above or upon it, is said to be ensigned.
  6. (n.) Sign; badge of office, rank, or power; symbol.
  7. (n.) A commissioned officer of the lowest grade in the navy, corresponding to the grade of second lieutenant in the army.


• Ensignship Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The state or rank of an ensign.


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