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banner

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noun ban·ner \ ˈba-nər \

Definition of banner

1 a :a piece of cloth attached by one edge to a staff and used by a leader (such as a monarch or feudal lord) as a standard (see 1standard 1)
b :2flag 1
  • our nation's beloved banner
c :an ensign displaying a distinctive or symbolic device or legend (see legend 2a); especially :one presented as an award of honor or distinction
2 :a headline in large type running across a newspaper page
  • The banner read "Kennedy Wins."
3 :a strip of cloth on which a sign is painted
  • welcome banners stretched across the street
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 or banner ad or banner advertisement :an advertisement graphic (see 2graphic 2b) 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.

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Origin and Etymology of banner

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


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banner

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Definition of banner

transitive verb
1 :to furnish with a banner
  • a bannered storefront
2 journalism :to print (a news story) under a headline in large type usually on the front page
  • News of the defeat was bannered in newspapers throughout the country.

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.

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Origin and Etymology of banner


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banner

adjective

Definition of banner

1 :prominent in support of a political party
  • a banner Democratic county
2 :distinguished from all others especially in excellence
  • a banner year for business

Origin and Etymology of banner

banner Synonyms

Synonyms
A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, excellent, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderful
Antonyms
atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched
Related Words
acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, good, OK (or okay), passable, satisfactory, tolerable; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, high-test, premium, select, special, superfine; classical, standard, traditional
Near Antonyms
bad, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unsatisfactory; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rate


BANNER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of banner for English Language Learners

  • : 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


banner

adjective

Definition of banner for English Language Learners

  • : unusually good


BANNER Defined for Kids

banner

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noun ban·ner \ ˈba-nər \

Definition of banner for Students

1 :1flag
2 :a piece of cloth with a design, a picture, or some writing on it


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