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banner

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noun ban·ner \ˈba-nər\

Simple Definition of banner

  • : a large strip of cloth with a design, picture, or writing on it

  • : words printed in large letters at the top of a newspaper's front page under the name of the newspaper

  • : an advertisement that is across the top of a page on the World Wide Web

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of banner

  1. 1 a :  a piece of cloth attached by one edge to a staff and used by a leader (as a monarch or feudal lord) as his standard b :  2flag 1 c :  an ensign displaying a distinctive or symbolic device or legend; especially :  one presented as an award of honor or distinction

  2. 2 :  a headline in large type running across a newspaper page

  3. 3 :  a strip of cloth on which a sign is painted <welcome banners stretched across the street>

  4. 4 :  a name, slogan, or goal associated with a particular group or ideology <the new banner is “community control” — F. M. Hechinger> —often used with under <every new administration arrives … under the banner of change — John Cogley>

  5. 5 :  an advertisement graphic that runs usually across the top of a World Wide Web page

Examples of banner in a sentence

  1. A banner was hung over the street advertising the local theater production.

  2. Banners were carried by members of each group marching in the parade.



Origin and Etymology of banner

Middle English banere, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Gothic bandwo sign; probably akin to Greek phainein to show — more at fancy


First Known Use: 13th century


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banner

verb ban·ner

Definition of banner

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to furnish with a banner

  3. 2 :  to print (as a news story) under a banner usually on the front page



Examples of banner in a sentence

  1. It was a banner year for the sales department.

  2. The team had a banner season last year.



1809

First Known Use of banner

1809


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banner

adjective ban·ner

Simple Definition of banner

  • : unusually good

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of banner

  1. 1 :  prominent in support of a political party <a banner Democratic county>

  2. 2 :  distinguished from all others especially in excellence <a banner year for business>

1840

First Known Use of banner

1840



BANNER Defined for Kids

banner

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noun ban·ner \ˈba-nər\

Definition of banner for Students

  1. 1 :  1flag

  2. 2 :  a piece of cloth with a design, a picture, or some writing on it





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