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Webster 1913 Edition


Banner

Ban′ner

(băn′nẽr)
,
Noun.
[OE.
banere
, OF.
baniere
, F.
bannière
,
bandière
, fr. LL.
baneria
,
banderia
, fr.
bandum
banner, fr. OHG.
bant
band, strip of cloth; cf.
bindan
to bind, Goth.
bandwa
,
bandwo
, a sign. See
Band
,
Noun.
]
1.
A kind of flag attached to a spear or pike by a crosspiece, and used by a chief as his standard in battle.
Hang out our
banners
on the outward walls.
Shakespeare
2.
A large piece of silk or other cloth, with a device or motto, extended on a crosspiece, and borne in a procession, or suspended in some conspicuous place.
3.
Any flag or standard;
as, the star-spangled
banner
.
Banner fish
(Zool.)
,
a large fish of the genus
Histiophorus
, of the Swordfish family, having a broad bannerlike dorsal fin; the sailfish. One species (
Histiophorus Americanus
) inhabits the
North Atlantic
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Banner

BAN'NER

,
Noun.
[L.pannus.]
1.
A square flag; a military ensign; the principal standard of a prince or state.
2.
A streamer borne at the end of a lance or elsewhere.
3.
In botany, the upper petal of a papilionaceous corol.

Definition 2023


Banner

Banner

See also: banner

German

Noun

Banner n (genitive Banners, plural Banner)

  1. banner

Declension

banner

banner

See also: Banner

English

banner
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Noun

banner (plural banners)

  1. A flag or standard used by a military commander, monarch or nation.
  2. Any large sign, especially if constructed of soft material or fabric.
    The mayor hung a banner across Main Street to commemorate the town's 100th anniversary.
  3. A large piece of silk or other cloth, with a device or motto, extended on a crosspiece, and borne in a procession, or suspended in some conspicuous place.
  4. By extension, a cause or purpose; a campaign or movement.
    They usually make their case under the banner of environmentalism.
  5. (journalism) The title of a newspaper as printed on its front page; the nameplate; masthead.
  6. (Internet, television) A type of advertisement in a web page or on television, usually taking the form of a graphic or animation above or alongside the content. Contrast popup, interstitial.
  7. (heraldry) The principal standard of a knight.
Derived terms
Translations

Adjective

banner (not comparable)

  1. Exceptional; very good.
    It is a banner achievement for an athlete to run a mile in under four minutes.
    1965 was a banner year for the company; it produced a million widgets for the first time.
    • 1853, New-Hampshire Missionary Society, Annual Report of the Trustees of the New Hampshire Missionary Society, Volumes 50-57, volume 53, Steam power press of McFarland & Jenks, page 16:
      The year just closed has been the banner year for New-Hampshire Home Missions. The amount raised for the cause is $505,38 more than ever was raised before in any one year.
Translations

Verb

banner (third-person singular simple present banners, present participle bannering, simple past and past participle bannered)

  1. (transitive) To adorn with a banner.

Etymology 2

ban + -er

Noun

banner (plural banners)

  1. One who bans something.

References

  • The Manual of Heraldry, Fifth Edition, by Anonymous, London, 1862, online at

Anagrams


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From French bannière

Noun

banner n (definite singular banneret, indefinite plural banner or bannere, definite plural bannera or bannerne)

  1. a banner (most senses)

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From French bannière

Noun

banner n (definite singular banneret, indefinite plural banner, definite plural bannera)

  1. a banner (most senses)

References


Portuguese

Noun

banner m (plural banners)

  1. (Internet) banner (advertisement in a web page)

Scots

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈbanər]

Noun

banner (plural banners)

  1. banner, flag

Synonyms


Spanish

Noun

banner m (plural banners)

  1. banner