• (RP) IPA: /ˈbænə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈbænɚ/
  • (Southern England, Australia) IPA: /ˈbænə/, /ˈbæːnə/

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, figurative) 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.
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  9. (heraldry) The principal standard of a knight.
  10. A type of administrative division in Inner Mongolia, China (хошуу/旗) 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
Translations Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • French: bannière
  • German: Banner, Werbebanner
  • Portuguese: banner
  • Russian: ба́ннер
  • Spanish: banner publicitario
Translations Adjective

banner (not comparable)

  1. Exceptional; very good.
    • 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.
Translations Verb

banner (banners, present participle bannering; 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.

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.

Proper noun
  1. Surname for a standard-bearer.

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