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ensign
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 7
1. A signal displayed like a standard, to give notice.
2. Sign; badge of office, rank, or power; symbol.
3. Formerly, a commissioned officer of the army who carried the ensign or flag of a company or regiment.
4. A commissioned officer of the lowest grade in the navy, corresponding to the grade of second lieutenant in the army.
5. 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.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To designate as by an ensign.
2. 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.
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