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noun 
  1. The lowest grade of commissioned officer in the United States Navy, junior to a lieutenant junior grade.
  2. A flag or banner carried by military units. See standard, color, colour.
  3. The principal flag or banner flown by a ship to indicate nationality.
  4. A junior commissioned officer in the 18th and 19th Centuries whose duty was to carry the unit's ensign.
  5. A prominent flag or banner.
Ten thousand thousand ensigns high advanced. -Milton, Paradise Lost.

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