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Definitions for Bannister
ˈbæn ə stərban·nis·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bannister, Roger Bannister, Sir Roger Gilbert Bannisternoun

    English runner who in 1954 became the first person to run a mile in less than four minutes (born in 1929)

  2. bannister, banister, balustrade, balusters, handrailnoun

    a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling


  1. bannisternoun

    The handrail on the side of a staircase.

  2. bannisternoun

    One of the vertical supports of a handrail; a baluster.


  1. Bannister

    Bannister is a variant spelling of banister. However, it is a relatively common proper name as well.


  1. bannister

    A bannister, also known as a handrail, is a structure designed to provide support for individuals climbing or descending stairs. It often runs along the side of a staircase and is typically made from materials like wood, metal or plastic. Its main function is to ensure safety, preventing falls or slips on the stairs. It can also contribute to the aesthetic appeal of a staircase.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bannister is ranked #4105 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bannister surname appeared 8,639 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Bannister.

    68.6% or 5,931 total occurrences were White.
    23.3% or 2,016 total occurrences were Black.
    3.1% or 272 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.6% or 231 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.7% or 150 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 39 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bannister in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bannister in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Bannister in a Sentence

  1. Reda Hicks:

    My son was so little, explaining 300 days to him was out of the question, answering the questions about when dad would be home every single day wore on me so badly, I actually wound up making a huge paper chain for( my son Howie), with the number of chain links matching the number of days left. At first, it wrapped around our bannister from the second floor. We tore one off every night before bed, and it helped my son understand the bigness of time away, but that it was getting smaller.

  2. Denise Quickel:

    Known as Windsor's Songbird, Demetria Bannister used her musical talents to bring a great deal of joy to Windsor Elementary School.

  3. Denise Quickel:

    The song and video were a big hit with our school family, demetria Bannister loved Demetria Bannister students and never missed an opportunity to advocate for students and public education.

  4. Eliud Kipchoge:

    Roger Bannister broke that barrier here on May 6th, 1954 and on May 6th, 2017 I tried to break the two-hour marathon, so theres a big relationship.

  5. Brad Wilkins:

    What it will mean to a running population is that it would be a big mental barrier where people can understand yes, we can do this, we believe that once a sub-two-hour marathon is done the records will fall at traditional marathons after that. People will run faster and faster, similar to when Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile. Within a couple of months after he did that, it was broken three more times.

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    either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
    A commensal
    B bristly
    C lank
    D motile

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