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Meaning of banner

ban•ner

Pronunciation: (ban'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. the flag of a country, army, troop, etc.
  2. an ensign or the like bearing some device, motto, or slogan, as one carried in religious processions, political demonstrations, etc.
  3. a flag formerly used as the standard of a sovereign, lord, or knight.
  4. a sign painted on cloth and hung over a street, entrance, etc.: Banners at the intersection announced the tennis tournament.
  5. anything regarded or displayed as a symbol of principles.
  6. a square flag bearing heraldic devices.
  7. Also calleda headline extending across the width of a newspaper page, usually across the top of the front page.
  8. an open streamer with lettering, towed behind an airplane in flight, for advertising purposes.
—adj.
  1. leading or foremost: a banner year for crops.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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