- 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.
- a 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.
- Heraldry. a square flag bearing heraldic devices.
- Also called banner line, line, screamer, streamer. Journalism. a headline extending across the width of a newspaper page, usually across the top of the front page.
- an open streamer with lettering, towed behind an airplane in flight, for advertising purposes.
- Also called banner ad. an advertisement that appears across the top or bottom or along one side of a web page.
- leading or foremost: a banner year for crops.
Origin of banner
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Examples from the Web for banner
The accident rate in Asia has marred what was in 2014 a banner year for aviation safety.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501
January 6, 2015
Not sure if you noticed, but 2014 has been a banner year for animal robots.Meet Our Animal Robot Overlords
December 26, 2014
He told me that all he could see was the banner carried at the front of the group which read, “No Cops No Prisons.”The Monsters Who Screamed for Dead Cops
December 23, 2014
Then last week, Bloomberg Businessweek ran a banner headline “Jeb Bush Has a Mitt Romney Problem.”Bush, Christie, Romney: Who’ll Be the GOP Class Warrior?
December 15, 2014
The first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage, Denmark still waves its banner high.The Ultimate LGBT Travel Bucket List
December 12, 2014
Giles was their “ancient” and had charge of the banner, nor could it be doubted that he had flourished.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
The genii of the East have woven this banner from the rays of benignant stars.Leila, Complete
This section had its banner too, and it was marked, "Our Dead."The Harbor
Probably also the figure of a dog was charged on their banner.Y Gododin
And raising his eyes he saw the banner fall from Miette's grasp.The Fortune of the Rougons
- 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 principlea commitment to nationalization was the banner of British socialism
- the flag of a nation, army, etc, used as a standard or ensign
- (formerly) the standard of an emperor, knight, etc
- 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
- a square flag, often charged with the arms of its bearer
- (tr) (of a newspaper headline) to display (a story) prominently
- US outstandingly successfula banner year for orders
Word Origin and History for banner
c.1200, from Old French baniere (Modern French bannière) "flag, banner, standard," from Late Latin bandum "standard," borrowed from a West Germanic cognate of Gothic bandwa "a sign" (see band (n.2)). Figurative use from early 14c. Of newspaper headlines, from 1913.