What does banner mean?

Definitions for banner
ˈbæn ərban·ner

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word banner.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. banner, streamernoun

    long strip of cloth or paper used for decoration or advertising

  2. streamer, bannernoun

    a newspaper headline that runs across the full page

  3. standard, banneradjective

    any distinctive flag

  4. banneradjective

    unusually good; outstanding

    "a banner year for the company"

Wiktionary

  1. bannernoun

    A flag or standard used by a military commander, monarch or nation.

  2. bannernoun

    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. bannernoun

    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. bannernoun

    By extension, a cause or purpose; a campaign or movement.

    They usually make their case under the banner of environmentalism.

  5. bannernoun

    The title of a newspaper as printed on its front page; the nameplate; masthead.

  6. bannernoun

    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. bannernoun

    The principal standard of a knight.

  8. bannernoun

    A person etc. who bans something.

  9. banneradjective

    Exceptional; very good.

    It is a banner achievement for an athlete to run a mile in under four minutes.

  10. Etymology: baniere (Modern bannière) of origin. More at band.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bannernoun

    Etymology: banniere, Fr. banair, Welch.

    From France there comes a power,
    Who already have secret seize
    In some of our best ports, and are at point
    To shew their open banner. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    All in a moment through the gloom were seen
    Ten thousand banners rise into the air,
    With orient colours waving. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. i.

    He said no more;
    But left his sister and his queen behind,
    And wav’d his royal banner in the wind. Dryden.

    Fir’d with such motives, you do well to join
    With Cato’s foes, and follow Cæsar’s banners. Joseph Addison, Cato.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bannernoun

    a kind of flag attached to a spear or pike by a crosspiece, and used by a chief as his standard in battle

  2. Bannernoun

    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. Bannernoun

    any flag or standard; as, the star-spangled banner

Freebase

  1. Banner

    A banner is a flag or other piece of cloth bearing a symbol, logo, slogan or other message. Banner-making is an ancient craft. Church banners commonly portray the saint to whom the church is dedicated. The word derives from french word "bannière" and late Latin bandum, a cloth out of which a flag is made. The German language developed the word to mean an official edict or proclamation and since such written orders often prohibited some form of human activity, bandum assumed the meaning of a ban, control, interdict or excommunication. Banns has the same origin meaning an official proclamation, and abandon means to change loyalty or disobey orders, semantically "to leave the cloth or flag".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Banner

    ban′ėr, n. a military standard: a flag or ensign bearing some device, as in processions, &c.—adj. Ban′nered, furnished with banners. [O. Fr. banere—Low L. bandum, bannum; cog. with Band and Bind.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. banner

    1. A top-centered graphic on a web page. Esp. used in banner ad. 2. On interactive software, a first screen containing a logo and/or author credits and/or a copyright notice. Similar to splash screen. 3. The title page added to printouts by most print spoolers (see spool). Typically includes user or account ID information in very large character-graphics capitals. Also called a burst page, because it indicates where to burst (tear apart) fanfold paper to separate one user's printout from the next. 4. A similar printout generated (typically on multiple pages of fan-fold paper) from user-specified text, e.g., by a program such as Unix's banner({1,6)}.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. banner

    A small square flag edged with fringe.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. banner

    Originally a small square flag borne before a banneret, whose arms were embroidered on it; hence, a military ensign; the principal standard of a prince or state; a pennon; a streamer.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of banner in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of banner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of banner in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Ross Sorkin:

    We’re running a banner here that says Jeff Zucker made the decision to resign based on what you just said, however, Jason Kilar was recorded having a conversation with the staff at CNN in Washington where it was clear that it was not Jeff Zucker’s decision. In fact, not only was it not his decision when he was effectively pushed, he apparently wanted to stay for another week or two or three and he couldn’t, so, just try to square the reality of this. It sounds-- he may technically have resigned … he said, ‘I’ll resign rather than you technically fire me,’ but clearly he was pushed to do this.

  2. Tennessee Williams:

    Bohemia has no banner. It survives by discretion.

  3. Jimmy Kimmel:

    It’s not like she was intentionally trying to ruin the song, and in Fergie’s defense, we don’t know what Francis Scott Key was thinking when he wrote the ‘Star-Spangled Banner.’ Maybe he wanted it to be sexy.

  4. Euan Graham:

    It would be more effective to demonstrate broader international concerns if Australia were to assert freedom of navigation under its own political and operational banner and not to ride U.S. coat-tails.

  5. Enrique Tarrio:

    If I had known that the banner came from a church, it wouldn't have been burned, i would never consider doing anything to a church Enrique Tarrio.

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Translations for banner

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  • ممتاز, إعلان, علمArabic
  • банер, изключителен, знаме, плакат, флаг, транспарант, отличенBulgarian
  • bandera, estendard, gomfaró, pancarta, banderolaCatalan, Valencian
  • zástava, prapor, transparentCzech
  • standart, banner, bannerreklame, fremragende, rytterfaneDanish
  • Banner, außerordentlich, hervorragend, Transparent, Standarte, herausragendGerman
  • πανό, σημαία, λάβαροGreek
  • rubandoEsperanto
  • excepcional, estandarte, bandera, banner publicitario, pancartaSpanish
  • erakordne, lahingulipp, standartEstonian
  • پرچمPersian
  • mainoskangas, mainosbanneri, banderolli, mainospalkki, standaari, tunnus, sotalippu, lippu, banneriFinnish
  • bannière, banière, banderoleFrench
  • flaggeWestern Frisian
  • bratachScottish Gaelic
  • נס, דגל, מטרה, שלט, פירסומת, מודעהHebrew
  • kiváló, kitűnő, lobogóHungarian
  • banner, benderaIndonesian
  • borðiIcelandic
  • vessillo, striscione, eccezionale, stendardo, da urloItalian
  • 旗, 旗幟, バナーJapanese
  • ទង់, បណ្ដាច់Khmer
  • ئاڵاKurdish
  • туу, желекKyrgyz
  • ທຸງLao
  • karogsLatvian
  • kara, hakiMāori
  • транспарент, знаме, бајрак, штандартаMacedonian
  • बॅनरMarathi
  • vlag, banier, dundoek, standaardDutch
  • fane, banner, flaggNorwegian
  • sztandar, transparent, znakomity, flagaPolish
  • bandeira, banner, estandarte, excepcionalPortuguese
  • drapel, stindard, steag, flamurăRomanian
  • баннер, флаг, транспарант, знамя, растяжка, стяг, плакат, перетяжка, рекордныйRussian
  • baner, fana, banderoll, standarSwedish
  • alemTurkish
  • прапор, стяг, флаг, знаменоUkrainian
  • vận động, cờ, bảng, đặc biệt, ngọn cờ, chiến dịch, lá cờ, biểu ngữ, ngọnVietnamese

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