[ ban-er ]
/ ˈbæn ər /



leading or foremost: a banner year for crops.

Origin of banner

1200–50; Middle English banere < Old French baniere < Late Latin bann(um) (variant of bandum standard < Germanic, compare Gothic bandwa sign; see band1) + Old French -iere < Latin -āria -ary

Related forms

ban·nered, adjectiveban·ner·less, adjectiveban·ner·like, adjectiveun·ban·nered, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for banner


/ (ˈbænə) /



(tr) (of a newspaper headline) to display (a story) prominently


US outstandingly successfula banner year for orders

Derived Forms

bannered, adjective

Word Origin for banner

C13: from Old French baniere, of Germanic origin; compare Gothic bandwa sign; influenced by Medieval Latin bannum ban 1, bannīre to banish
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