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Meaning of "ensign" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ENSIGN

From Old French enseigne, from Latin insignia.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ENSIGN

ensign  [ˈɛnsaɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ENSIGN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ensign is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ENSIGN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Ensign

An ensign is a national flag when used at sea as a country's maritime flag, 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 "ensign", a rank of junior officer once responsible for bearing the ensign.

Definition of ensign in the English dictionary

The first definition of ensign in the dictionary is any flag, standard, or banner. Other definition of ensign is a standard-bearer. Ensign is also a symbol, token, or emblem; sign.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ENSIGN


arcsin
ˈɑːkˌsaɪn
assign
əˈsaɪn
consign
kənˈsaɪn
cosign
kəʊˈsaɪn
cosine
ˈkəʊˌsaɪn
countersign
ˈkaʊntəˌsaɪn
inosine
ˈɪnəˌsaɪn
internecine
ˌɪntəˈniːsaɪn
piscine
ˈpɪsaɪn
porcine
ˈpɔːsaɪn
re-sign
riːˈsaɪn
rusine
ˈruːsaɪn
sign
saɪn
sine
saɪn
syn
saɪn
thylacine
ˈθaɪləˌsaɪn
ursine
ˈɜːsaɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ENSIGN

ensepulchre
enserf
enserfment
enshelter
enshield
enshrine
enshrinee
enshrinement
enshroud
ensiform
ensign-bearer
ensigncy
ensignship
ensilability
ensilage
ensile
ensky
enslave
enslavement
enslaver

WORDS THAT END LIKE ENSIGN

Blue Ensign
computer-aided design
design
dollar sign
fashion design
graphic design
industrial design
interior design
negative sign
page design
peace sign
pound sign
reconsign
Red Ensign
redesign
resign
star sign
stop sign
web design
White Ensign

Synonyms and antonyms of ensign in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ENSIGN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «ensign» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of ensign

Translation of «ensign» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ENSIGN

Find out the translation of ensign to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ensign from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ensign» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

旗帜
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

enseña
570 millions of speakers

English

ensign
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पताका
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حامل الراية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

прапорщик
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bandeira
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিশান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pavillon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ensign
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Nationalitätsflagge
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

>깃발
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ensign
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tượng trưng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கொடியினை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिन्ह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sancak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bandiera
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

chorąży
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

прапорщик
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Ensign
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ensign
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

banier
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fänrik
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fenrik
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ensign

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ENSIGN»

The term «ensign» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.776 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ENSIGN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «ensign» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «ensign» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ensign

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ENSIGN»

Discover the use of ensign in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ensign and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Under the Black Ensign
It was during these two journeys that Hubbard became an expert on the Caribbean’s colorful history—an expertise he drew on to write stories like Under the Black Ensign. “A riveting tale of sailing ships, piracy and the high seas.” ...
L. Ron Hubbard, 2008
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The Journals of William E. McLellin, 1831-1836
266 Ensign of Liberty 1 (April 1847): 29-32; see also the McLellin/ Strang debate in Voree in which McLellin declared, "All this stuff about my character and my letters and Dr. Bennett is flummery!" Gospel Herald 2 (November 25, 1847): 155.
William Earl McLellin, Jan Shipps, John Woodland Welch, 1994
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Rwanda: History and Hope
Describes the model of governance Rwanda has taken to foster gender equality, economic growth, poverty reduction, and improved education.
Margee M. Ensign, William E. Bertrand, 2010
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Groove Book: A Study in Musical Styles for Bass
A good bass player should be able to comfortably play in almost any style of music in almost any given situation. the goal of this book is to reveal the vast world of different musical styles that may be encountered during the lifetime of a ...
Marc D. Ensign, 2011
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The Flying Ensign: Greencoats Against Napoleon
From 1808 through 1809, sixteen-year-old Peter Byrd, known as the Flying Ensign for his mountain-climbing abilities, and his friend, the Honorable Charles Neville--both members of the British army--help to free Spain from occupation by ...
Showell Styles, 2003
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The German Theatre: The ensign by F.L. Schroeder. Count ...
August von Kotzebue, Joseph Marius Babo, August Wilhelm Iffland, Friedrich Schiller, Karl Reitzenstein (Freiherr von), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. Bar. tio. Cou. That surprises me. The Ensign has not acquainted ...
August von Kotzebue, Joseph Marius Babo, August Wilhelm Iffland, 1811
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The Camp Guide: in a Series of Letters [in Verse], from ...
Tommy TOOTHPICK (Ensign, pseud.) THE CAMP GUIDEz LETTER I. TO my lady , dear mother', your Tommy now writes,To 'count his missortunes, adventures and srights; I ne'er shall sorget, what your ladyship said, l When War'ss-weet ...
Tommy TOOTHPICK (Ensign, pseud.), 1778
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Ensign in Italy: A Platoon Commander's Story
A Platoon Commander's Story Philip Burton. ENSIGN IN ITALY A Platoon Commander's story f PHILIP BRUTTO ENSIGN IN ITALY ENSIGN IN ITALY A story of the. Cover.
Philip Burton, 1992
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Chapman Piloting & Seamanship
This puts it in about the same position it would occupy if the boat were gaff-rigged , and on gaff-rigged sailboats it is still proper to fly the ensign from the peak of the aftermost gaff. The advent of the modern high-aspect-ratio rig, with the boom ...
Charles B. Husick, 2009
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The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany
72 F. 73 71 77 IS 95 H7 H. Godfrey, Ensign 26 Aug. F. 1824. Major Ramford, from 97 F. Major vice Cameron, h. p. York Chass. 12 do. Ensign Anscll Adj. vice Ramsden, res. Adj. only ^ . n*0- J. Lomax, Ensign by purch. vice England, 12 Dr. I9"0- ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ENSIGN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ensign is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Ensign Group, Inc. Analyst Price Target Update
The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG): 4 Brokerage firm Analysts have agreed with the mean estimate for the short term price target of $53 ... «The Daily Rover, Jul 15»
2
The Ensign Group Arm Buys Buena Vista Hospice, Stock Up …
Acquisitions have been a key growth catalyst for The Ensign Group for years. Over the last two years, the company has taken over 29 facilities ... «Nasdaq, Jul 15»
3
The Ensign Group Inc.: The Ensign Group Acquires Hospice …
MISSION VIEJO, Calif., July 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Ensign Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENSG), the parent company of the Ensign? group of skilled ... «The Wall Street Transcript, Jul 15»
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Ensign Energy Services Receives Consensus Recommendation of …
Ensign Energy Services logo Shares of Ensign Energy Services (TSE:ESI) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the nine ratings ... «WKRB News, Jul 15»
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Minister: Red Ensign Conference “A Success”
The 2015 Red Ensign Group Conference “was truly a success”, Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell said in the ... «Bernews, Jul 15»
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Ensign Energy Services Receives C$12.41 Average Price Target …
Ensign Energy Services logo Ensign Energy Services (TSE:ESI) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms ... «sleekmoney, Jul 15»
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The Ensign Group Buys Facilities in Arizona & Washington - Analyst …
The Ensign Group Inc. ENSG is on an acquisition spree. Just a day after acquiring The Orchard Post-Acute Care Center in Whittier, CA, the ... «Nasdaq, Jul 15»
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Zacks: Analysts Give $53.00 Consensus Target Price to The Ensign
The Ensign Group logo Shares of The Ensign Group (NASDAQ:ENSG) have been given a consensus broker rating score of 1.50 (Buy) from the ... «WKRB News, Jul 15»
9
The Deseret territorial flag still flies over Salt Lake City
In 1849, Brigham Young selected Ensign Peak to raise the banner of ... city at the Ensign Peak Nature Park — a Salt Lake City municipal park. «Salt Lake Tribune, Jul 15»
10
The Ensign Group Acquires Washington Skilled Nursing Facility
"Greater Seattle is a unique market that truly showcases Ensign's full continuum of care, with skilled nursing, assisted living, urgent care and ... «Nasdaq, Jul 15»

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