banner

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English[edit]

banner
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French baniere (Modern bannière), of Germanic origin. More at band.

Noun[edit]

banner (plural banners)

  1. A flag or standard used by a military commander, monarch or nation.
  2. (by extension) The military unit under such a flag or standard.
  3. (by extension) A military or administrative subdivision.
  4. Any large sign, especially when made of soft material or fabric.
    The mayor hung a banner across Main Street to commemorate the town's 100th anniversary.
  5. A large piece of cloth with a slogan, motto, or emblem carried in a demonstration or other procession or suspended in some conspicuous place.
  6. (by extension, figuratively) A cause or purpose; a campaign or movement.
    They usually make their case under the banner of environmentalism.
  7. (journalism) The title of a newspaper as printed on its front page; the nameplate; masthead.
  8. (Internet, television) A type of advertisement on a web page or on television, usually taking the form of a graphic or animation above or alongside the content.
    Coordinate terms: interstitial, popup
  9. (heraldry) The principal standard of a knight.
  10. A type of administrative division in Inner Mongolia, China (хошуу/) and Tuva (кожуун), made during the Qing dynasty. At this time, Outer Mongolia and part of Xinjiang were also divided this way.
    Hanggin Rear Banner, Bayannur, Inner Mongolia, China
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Adjective[edit]

banner (not comparable)

  1. Exceptional; very good.
    • 1853, New-Hampshire Missionary Society, Annual Report of the Trustees of the New Hampshire Missionary Society, Volumes 50-57[1], 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.
    • 2016, David M. Kennedy, ‎Lizabeth Cohen, ‎Mel Piehl, The Brief American Pageant: A History of the Republic (page 73)
      The Zenger decision was a banner achievement for freedom of the press. It pointed the way to the kind of open public discussion required by the diverse society that colonial New York already was and that all America was to become.
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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive) To adorn with a banner.
  2. (transitive, journalism) To display as a banner headline.
    • 2008, Howard Rosenberg, ‎Charles S. Feldman, No Time To Think
      At 8:11, bannering the headline “Cheney in Charge?” the Drudge Report runs a story speculating that the president may be incapacitated.

Etymology 2[edit]

ban +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

banner (plural banners)

  1. One who bans something.
    • 1963, The Australian Library Journal (volumes 1-14, page 69)
      How ridiculous the banners of some of the books at present on the list will appear in the future.

References[edit]

  • The Manual of Heraldry, Fifth Edition, by Anonymous, London, 1862, online at [2]

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English banner.

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Noun[edit]

banner m (plural banners, diminutive bannertje n)

  1. banner (web advertisement)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From French bannière

Noun[edit]

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

  1. a banner (most senses)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French bannière

Noun[edit]

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

  1. a banner (most senses)

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

banner m (plural banners)

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

Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

banner (plural banners)

  1. banner, flag

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

banner m (plural banners)

  1. banner