Meaning of ensign
Pronunciation: (en'sīnMil.en's&schwan), [key]
- a flag or banner, as a military or naval standard used to indicate nationality.
- a badge of office or authority, as heraldic arms.
- a sign, token, or emblem: the dove, an ensign of peace.
- the lowest commissioned officer, ranking next below a lieutenant, junior grade, and equal to a second lieutenant in the Army.
- standard-bearer (def. 1).
- ensign (Thesaurus)