WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
ban•ner /ˈbænɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a flag, as of a country.
  2. a piece of material, such as cloth, carried in processions.

adj. [before a noun]
  1. leading;
    outstanding: a banner year for soybeans.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
ban•ner  (banər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the flag of a country, army, troop, etc.
  2. an ensign or the like bearing some device, motto, or slogan, as one carried in religious processions, political demonstrations, etc.
  3. World Historya flag formerly used as the standard of a sovereign, lord, or knight.
  4. a sign painted on cloth and hung over a street, entrance, etc.:Banners at the intersection announced the tennis tournament.
  5. anything regarded or displayed as a symbol of principles.
  6. Heraldrya square flag bearing heraldic devices.
  7. JournalismAlso called  banner line′, line, screamer, streamer. a headline extending across the width of a newspaper page, usually across the top of the front page.
  8. Communicationsan open streamer with lettering, towed behind an airplane in flight, for advertising purposes.

  1. leading or foremost:a banner year for crops.
bannered, adj. 
banner•less, adj. 
banner•like′, adj. 
  • Latin -āria -ary
  • Gmc, compare Gothic bandwa sign; see band1) + Old French -iere
  • Late Latin bann(um) (variant of bandum standard
  • Old French baniere
  • Middle English banere 1200–50
    • 9.See corresponding entry in Unabridged notable, record, winning, red-letter, vintage.

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banner /ˈbænə/ n
  1. a long strip of flexible material displaying a slogan, advertisement, etc, esp one suspended between two points
  2. a placard or sign carried in a procession or demonstration
  3. something that represents a belief or principle
  4. the flag of a nation, army, etc, used as a standard or ensign
  5. Also called: banner headline a large headline in a newspaper, etc, extending across the page, esp the front page
  6. an advertisement, often animated, that extends across the width of a web page
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French baniere, of Germanic origin; compare Gothic bandwa sign; influenced by Medieval Latin bannum ban1, bannīre to banish

ˈbannered adj

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