Definition of insignia in English:

insignia

Line breaks: in|sig¦nia
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsɪgnɪə
 
/

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
badge, crest, emblem, symbol, sign, device, mark, seal, colours; 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'.

Definition of insignia in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day antebellum
Pronunciation: ˌantēˈbeləm
adjective
occurring or existing before a particular war…