Webster 1913 Edition
To designate as by an ensign.
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To distinguish by a mark or ornament; esp.
(Her.), by a crown;
thus, any charge which has a crown immediately above or upon it, is said to be.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The flag or banner of a military band; a banner of colors; a standard; a figured cloth or piece of silk, attached to a staff, and usually with figures, colors or arms thereon, borne by an officer at the head of a company, troop or other band.
2.Any signal to assemble or to give notice.
He will lift up an ensign to the nations. Is.5.
Ye shall be left as an ensign on a hill. Is.30.
3.A badge; a mark of distinction, rank or office; as ensigns of power or virtue.
4.The officer who carries the flag or colors, being the lowest commissioned officer in a company of infantry.
5.Naval ensign, is a large banner hoisted on a staff and carried over the poop or stern of a ship; used to distinguish ships of different nations, or to characterize different equadrons of the same navy.