• Exceptional; very good.

    "1965 was a banner year for the company; it produced a million widgets for the first time."

  • "It is a banner achievement for an athlete to run a mile in under four minutes."


  • A flag or standard used by a military commander, monarch or nation.
  • By extension, a cause or purpose; a campaign or movement.

    "They usually make their case under the banner of environmentalism."

  • (heraldry) The principal standard of a knight.
  • A large piece of silk or other cloth, with a device or motto, extended on a crosspiece, and borne in a procession, or suspended in some conspicuous place.
  • (Internet, television) A type of advertisement in a web page or on television, usually taking the form of a graphic or animation above or alongside the content. Contrast popup, interstitial.
  • An administrative subdivision in Inner Mongolia.
  • Any large sign, especially if constructed of soft material or fabric.

    "The mayor hung a banner across Main Street to commemorate the town's 100th anniversary."

  • (journalism) The title of a newspaper as printed on its front page; the nameplate; masthead.
  • A person etc. who bans something.

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