WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
ban•ner /ˈbænɚ/USA pronunciation
n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
adj. [before a noun]
- a flag, as of a country.
- a piece of material, such as cloth, carried in processions.
outstanding: a banner year for soybeans.
(ban′ər),USA pronunciation n.
- the flag of a country, army, troop, etc.
- an ensign or the like bearing some device, motto, or slogan, as one carried in religious processions, political demonstrations, etc.
- World Historya flag formerly used as the standard of a sovereign, lord, or knight.
- a sign painted on cloth and hung over a street, entrance, etc.:Banners at the intersection announced the tennis tournament.
- anything regarded or displayed as a symbol of principles.
- Heraldrya square flag bearing heraldic devices.
- JournalismAlso called ban′ner line′, line, screamer, streamer. a headline extending across the width of a newspaper page, usually across the top of the front page.
- Communicationsan open streamer with lettering, towed behind an airplane in flight, for advertising purposes.
- leading or foremost:a banner year for crops.
- 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
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French baniere, of Germanic origin; compare Gothic bandwa sign; influenced by Medieval Latin bannum ban1, bannīre to banishˈbannered adj
- a long strip of flexible material displaying a slogan, advertisement, etc, esp one suspended between two points
- a placard or sign carried in a procession or demonstration
- something that represents a belief or principle
- the flag of a nation, army, etc, used as a standard or ensign
- Also called: banner headline a large headline in a newspaper, etc, extending across the page, esp the front page
- an advertisement, often animated, that extends across the width of a web page
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