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.
Sign; badge of office, rank, or power; symbol.
Formerly, a commissioned officer of the army who carried the ensign or flag of a company or regiment.
A commissioned officer of the lowest grade in the navy, corresponding to the grade of second lieutenant in the army.
A special flag based on a country's national flag and used exclusively on naval ships or merchant ships. The civil ensign is the merchant marine's flag. The U.S. flag serves as a national flag, naval ensign, and civil ensign. Great Britain, on the other hand, has a white ensign for naval ships, a red ensign for merchant ships, and a blue ensign for merchant ships commanded by an officer in the Naval Reserve. Great Britain also has an ensign for the Royal Air Force and one for airports.
The national flag of a boat's home nation.
a flag flown at the stern of a ship, primarily for the identification of the nationality of the vessel. The ensign may be the same flag used as the national flag, or a specially designed version of the national flag. Nations may have one ensign or several different ensigns which may be used by various types of vessels (naval/war, state/government, civil/merchant) as well as specially designed flags for various organizations (yacht clubs, customs vessels, coastal authorities, etc.), or indicating a status of a ship's captain or crew (naval reserve). In some countries, the term ensign includes flags not intended to be hoisted on vessels. French - pavillon Spanish - pabellón, enseña German - flagge Russian - flag, kormovoi flag Italian - bandiera Dutch - natievlag Polish - bandera Danish - flag Portuguese - pavilhão
The national flag: a junior commissioned officer in the Navy.
A national flag flown at or near the stern of a ship. A country may have a civil ensign (for use on civil and merchant ships), state ensign (for use on non-military vessels) and naval ensign (flown on warships).
(1) a national flag or variant thereof for use at sea or for some other special purpose, e.g. the air force ensigns and civil air ensigns used by many nations; (2) in the 17th-18th centuries, a term applied to flags generally, especially military flags; (3) 18th-century military rank title applied to junior officers of infantry regiments entrusted to bear the regimental colors; (4) current rank title of the lowest commissioned rank in the US Navy (see also cornet).
A generic term for flag, especially associated with naval flags of nationality ( CIVIL ENSIGN, NAVAL RESERVE ENSIGN, etc.) The term originally applied to the distinguishing flag of nationality at the poop or stern of a ship. In addition the term is applied to a flag having the characteristic design of an ensign, even if that flag is used on land.
a person who holds a commissioned rank in the United States Navy or the United States Coast Guard; below lieutenant junior grade
an emblem flown as a symbol of nationality
colors flown by a ship to show its nationality
a flag, banner, or emblem
a flag or banner used in the Army and Navy
a junior officer that has never served as a soldier or sergeant, is equal in rank to a sergeant, and is the only rank available for sale in the Royal Army or Militia
a maritime flag of national character worn by a ship to denote her nationality
a ship's battle flag
A flag, banner, or standard showing office, rank, or nationality, especially of an army or ship.
A generic term for flag, especially associated with naval flags of nationality (civil ensign, naval reserve ensign, etc.) and by extension in British usage with distinguishing flags of government services on land.
The Ensign is the lowest rank in the U.S. Navy with the official grade O-1.
nation flag of the port where the ship is registered; it is flown at the stern of a ship.
A synonym for flag.
An ensign is a flag that is flown at the back (stern) of a ship noting its nationality. For many countries, the ensign is not the same as the national flag; some countries have a multitude of ensigns, designed for different types of vessels.
the flag flown by a ship to indicate her nationality; national flag
A flag indicating nationality of the vessel.
A standard-bearer or symbol of rank.
military or naval flag
The most junior officer in a company of infantry. Traditionally the ensign carried the colors in battle.
The flag worn at the stern of a ship.
A flag used by ships at sea. Nations may have civil, state, and war 'ensigns'.
the national flag; lowest officer rank.
A term that denotes distinctive flags authorised for use by the Navy, the Air Force, merchant ships and pleasure craft. Also the term used for a flag with the Union Flag in the first quarter.
national flag; commissioned officer between the rank of chief warrant officer and lieutenant junior grade
A national flag flown on a ship
An ensign is a distinguishing flag of a ship or a military unit, or a distinguishing token, emblem, or badge, such as a symbol of office. The word has also given rise to the military rank of "ensign", a rank of junior officer once responsible for bearing the ensign of his unit.
Ensign 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 acquired the name. When navies began, the junior naval officer took the same name.
Ensign is the lowest commissioned Starfleet officer rank in the fictional Star Trek universe.