1. Of headlines; spanning the width of the page.
2. Unusually good; outstanding.
ETYM Old Eng. banere, Old Fren. baniere, French banničre, bandičre, from Late Lat. baniera, banderia, from bandum banner, from Old High Germ. bant band, strip of cloth; cf. bindan to bind, Goth. bandwa, bandwo, a sign. Related to Band.
Long strip of cloth for decoration or advertising; SYN. streamer.
Village in Illinois (USA).
A section of a Web page containing an advertisement that is usually an inch or less tall and spans the width of the Web page. The banner contains a link to the advertiser’s Web site. See also Web page, Web site.