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ban·ner

banner

 
pronunciation:
bae nr
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a piece of cloth, usu. with a motto or emblem and mounted on a staff, representing a person, organization, or cause.
The troop leader carried the Boy Scouts' banner in the parade.
synonyms:
pennant, pennon
similar words:
banderole, bunting, ensign, insignia, oriflamme, standard, streamer
definition 2: a flag, as of a nation or state.
The star-spangled banner referred to in the national anthem of the United States is the American flag.
synonyms:
flag, pennon, standard
similar words:
bunting, ensign, gonfalon, oriflamme, streamer
definition 3: a sign printed on a piece of cloth.
Banners outside the theater announced the upcoming performances.
synonyms:
flag, sign
similar words:
ensign
definition 4: a newspaper headline, usu. stretching across the page.
The banner read, "War ends in Europe!"
synonyms:
headline
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part of speech: adjective
definition: unusually successful.
It was a banner year for profits.
synonyms:
excellent, outstanding, record, successful, superior
similar words:
notable, profitable, red-letter, striking