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Ensign

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(1):

(n.) A signal displayed like a standard, to give notice.

(2):

(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.

(3):

(n.) A commissioned officer of the lowest grade in the navy, corresponding to the grade of second lieutenant in the army.

(4):

(v. t.) To designate as by an ensign.

(5):

(n.) Formerly, a commissioned officer of the army who carried the ensign or flag of a company or regiment.

(6):

(n.) Sign; badge of office, rank, or power; symbol.

(7):

(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.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Ensign'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/e/ensign.html. 1828.

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