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ensign ship
rank or state of an ensign

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Ensign (rank) — Ensign (IPA2|ˈɛnsən) is a junior rank of commissioned officer in the militaries of some countries, normally in the infantry or navy. As the junior officer in an infantry regiment was traditionally the carrier of the ensign flag, the rank itself… …   Wikipedia

  • ensign — [en′sīn΄; ] also, & for 4 always [, en′sən] n. [ME & OFr enseigne < L insignia: see INSIGNIA] 1. a badge, symbol, or token of office or authority 2. a flag or banner; specif., a national flag, as one displayed on a ship [Historical] 3. Brit.… …   English World dictionary

  • ensign — en sign ([e^]n s[i^]n also [e^]n s[imac]n, except for 4a), n. [L. enseigne, L. insignia, pl. of insigne a distinctive mark, badge, flag; in + signum mark, sign. See {Sign}, and cf. {Insignia}, 3d {Ancient}.] 1. A flag; a banner; a standard; esp …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ensign bearer — ensign en sign ([e^]n s[i^]n also [e^]n s[imac]n, except for 4a), n. [L. enseigne, L. insignia, pl. of insigne a distinctive mark, badge, flag; in + signum mark, sign. See {Sign}, and cf. {Insignia}, 3d {Ancient}.] 1. A flag; a banner; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ensign O'Toole — infobox television show name = Ensign O Toole format = Sitcom picture format = Black and white runtime = 30 minutes starring = Dean Jones Jack Mullaney Harvey LembeckJack Albertson Jay C. Flippen Beau Bridges Robert Sorrells John McGiver country …   Wikipedia

  • Ship commissioning — Hundreds attend the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan …   Wikipedia

  • Ship decommissioning — Crew members and guest salute as the colors are paraded at the decommissioning ceremony of the salvage and rescue ship Grasp …   Wikipedia

  • Ensign — For other uses, see Ensign (disambiguation). An ensign is a national flag when used at sea, in vexillology, or a distinguishing token, emblem, or badge, such as a symbol of office in heraldry. The word has also given rise to the military rank of… …   Wikipedia

  • Ensign of the United States — Infobox flag Name = United States of America Article = the Nickname = The Stars and Stripes Morenicks = Old Glory Use = 111111 Symbol = Proportion = 10:19 Adoption = June 14, 1777 (13 star version) July 4, 1960 (50 star version) Design = Thirteen …   Wikipedia

  • ensign — [[t]e̱nsaɪn, e̱ns(ə)n[/t]] ensigns 1) N COUNT An ensign is a flag flown on a ship to show what country the ship belongs to. 2) N COUNT; N TITLE An ensign is a junior officer in the United States Navy. He had been a naval ensign stationed off Cuba …   English dictionary


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