Definition of insignia in English:

insignia

Line breaks: in|sig¦nia
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsɪɡnɪə
 
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noun (plural same or insignias)

1A distinguishing badge or emblem of military rank, office, or membership of an organization: a khaki uniform with colonel’s insignia on the collar the royal insignia of Scotland
More example sentences
  • These liveries came to be distinguished by heraldic insignia and emblems.
  • The US system of rank badges and insignia, introduced in the early 19th century, is highly distinctive, and instructive.
  • Ramirez stood up easily in his military uniform, no insignia giving his rank.
Synonyms
decoration, medal, medallion, pin, ribbon, star, award
military slang fruit salad
British informal gong
1.1A sign or token of something: the ruins are devoid of moss and ivy, the romantic insignia of age and decay
More example sentences
  • We ourselves circulate as so many signs, carrying on our bodies innumerable minor signs and insignias.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin, plural of insigne 'sign, badge of office', neuter of insignis 'distinguished (as if by a mark)', from in- 'towards' + signum 'sign'.

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