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ENSIGN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ensign mean? 

ENSIGN (noun)
  The noun ENSIGN has 3 senses:

1. a person who holds a commissioned rank in the United States Navy or the United States Coast Guard; below lieutenant junior grade
2. an emblem flown as a symbol of nationality
3. colors flown by a ship to show its nationality

  Familiarity information: ENSIGN used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENSIGN (noun)


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Meaning:

A person who holds a commissioned rank in the United States Navy or the United States Coast Guard; below lieutenant junior grade

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("ensign" is a kind of...):

commissioned naval officer (a commissioned officer in the navy)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)


Sense 2ensign [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An emblem flown as a symbol of nationality

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

national flag; ensign

Hypernyms ("ensign" is a kind of...):

flag (emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design)

allegory; emblem (a visible symbol representing an abstract idea)


Sense 3ensign [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Colors flown by a ship to show its nationality

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("ensign" is a kind of...):

colors; colours (a flag that shows its nationality)


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