banner

As you listen to your guests sing to you on your birthday, you may see a long banner, or sign, hanging from the ceiling and announcing in sparkly letters, "Happy Birthday to You!"

The noun banner often refers to a long sign that is announcing or advertising something. A banner might declare "Congratulations!" "Free Hot Dogs Here!" or, at a protest, "We're Not Going to Take It Anymore!" Banners have also gone virtual; it's hard to avoid seeing at least one annoying advertising banner across the top of any highly-trafficked website. A banner can also be a flag, as in "The Star Spangled Banner," or a championship banner hanging in a school gym.

Definitions of banner
  1. noun
    long strip of cloth or paper used for decoration or advertising
    synonyms: streamer
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    type of:
    flag
    emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
  2. noun
    any distinctive flag
    synonyms: standard
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    types:
    oriflamme
    a red or orange-red flag used as a standard by early French kings
    type of:
    flag
    emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
  3. noun
    a newspaper headline that runs across the full page
    synonyms: streamer
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    type of:
    headline, newspaper headline
    the heading or caption of a newspaper article
  4. adjective
    unusually good; outstanding
    “a banner year for the company”
    Synonyms:
    superior
    of high or superior quality or performance
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