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ensign

noun

1 ensign

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

Roget 726: combatant; disputant, controversialist, polemic, litigant, belligerent; competitor, rival, corrival; fighter, assailant; champion, Paladin; mosstrooper, ... show more

Roget 745: master, padrone; lord, lord paramount; commander, commandant; captain; chief, chieftain; sirdar, sachem, sheik, head, senior, ... show more

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Dutch: vaandel, vaandrig



2 ensign

An emblem flown as a symbol of nationality.

synonym: national flag.

Dutch: nationale vlag

3 ensign

Colors flown by a ship to show its nationality.

Polish: bandera


Moby thesaurus: Dannebrog, Jolly Roger, Old Glory, Star-Spangled Banner, Stars and Stripes, Union Flag, Union Jack, admiral, and blue, armory, badge, badge of office, badges, banderole, banner, banneret, baton, black flag, blazonry, blue ensign ... show more.

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