Word of the Day: Banner

American Flag Banner ban-ner / băn-ər Noun: 1. the flag of a nation or other group Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave? Francis Scott Key, 1779 – 1843 2. the standard of a ruler or knight I gave my heart to the Americans and thought of nothing else but raising my banner and adding my colors to theirs. Marquis de Lafayette, 1757 – 1834 3. a sign, carried at a march or demonstration The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner. Mark Twain, 1835 – 1910 4. a long strip of cloth or similar material containing an advertisement, slogan, etc. Vote early and vote often’: the advice openly displayed on the election banners in one of our northern cities, in 1858. William Porcher Miles, 1822 – 1899 5. something representing a belief or value As far as carrying the American banner, you just do what’s right for the kids. Dennis Farina, 1944 – 2013 6. a large newspaper headline that covers the entire width of a page The banner of the Daily Mirror newspaper on August 26, 1920 read, “WOMEN WIN RIGHT TO VOTE IN SUFFRAGETTE VICTORY”. 7. an advertisement that covers the entire width of a webpage Buying a banner, you have no control whether ten different people see your ad once, or one person sees it ten times. Gil Penchina, ? – Verb: 8. covered with flags, emblems or other advertising Many pawn shops are bannered with the slogan “We Buy Gold”. 9. to feature prominently Bannered across the laser-cut brass inlay of the tiled entry, the suitably cheeky and cheerful legend ‘Quality Drugs’ celebrates the bygone era of friendly neighborhood apothecaries. Courtney Eldridge, Wallpaper*, 1-9-2017 Adjective: 10. especially good There are strong indicators that 2017 will be a banner year for companies and workers. Dr. Steven Lindner, NY Daily News, January 12, 2017