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.

Primary Meanings of banner

1.
n
long strip of cloth or paper used for decoration or advertising
2.
adj
unusually good; outstanding
Full Definitions of banner
1

n long strip of cloth or paper used for decoration or advertising

Synonyms:
streamer
Type of:
flag
emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design

n any distinctive flag

Synonyms:
standard
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

n a newspaper headline that runs across the full page

Synonyms:
streamer
Type of:
headline, newspaper headline
the heading or caption of a newspaper article
2

adj unusually good; outstanding

“a banner year for the company”
Synonyms:
superior
of high or superior quality or performance

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