banner

[ ban-er ]
/ ˈbæn ər /

noun

adjective

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 formsban·nered, adjectiveban·ner·less, adjectiveban·ner·like, adjectiveun·ban·nered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for banner

banner

/ (ˈbænə) /

noun

verb

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

adjective

US outstandingly successfula banner year for orders
Derived Formsbannered, 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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Word Origin and History for banner

banner


n.

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.

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