banner

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English[edit]

banner
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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English baner, 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.
    • 1965, Herbert, Frank, Dune[1] (Science Fiction), New York: Ace Books, OCLC 15383013, page 112[2]:
      “To hold Arrakis,” the Duke said, “one is faced with decisions that may cost one his self-respect.” He pointed out the window to the Atreides green and black banner hanging limply from a staff at the edge of the landing field. "That honorable banner could come to mean many evil things."
  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 and Tuva, made during the Qing dynasty; at that time, Outer Mongolia and part of Xinjiang were also divided into banners.
    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[3], 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 [4]

Anagrams[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English banner.

Pronunciation[edit]

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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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English banner.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈba.nɛr/
  • Rhymes: -anɛr
  • Syllabification: ba‧nner

Noun[edit]

banner m inan

  1. (advertising, Internet) Alternative spelling of baner

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • banner in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • banner in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

banner m (plural banners)

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

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English banner.

Noun[edit]

banner n (plural bannere)

  1. banner (for advertising)

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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

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English banner. Attested since 1996. Doublet of banderoll and baner.

Noun[edit]

banner c

  1. banner (type of advertisement on a web page taking the form of a graphic or animation above or alongside the content)

Declension[edit]

Declension of banner 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative banner bannern banners -
Genitive banners bannerns banners -

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