banner

Definitions

Commerce

  • noun an online interactive advertisement that appears on a webpage, usually at the top or bottom, and contains a link to the website of the business whose products or services are being advertised

Computing

  • noun an image that carries an advertising slogan, logo, or message and is displayed on a web page
  • acronymCPA

Information & Library Science

  • noun a heading or title across the width of a page

Marketing

  • noun material stretched between two walls or buildings, carrying an advertising message

Military

  • noun a ceremonial flag
  • noun a piece of fabric attached to two poles and bearing a written message

Politics

  • noun a piece of material on which a slogan or a political or other statement is written and displayed or carried in a protest

Origin & History of “banner”

Banner is of Germanic origin, but it reached English via Latin. early forms which show its Germanic antecedents are Gothic bandwo ‘sign’ and the related Old Norse benda ‘give a sign’, but at some stage it was acquired by Latin, as bandum ‘standard’. this passed via vulgar Latin *bandāria into various romance languages, in some of which the influence of derivatives of Germanic *bann- (source of English ban) led to the elimination of the d. Hence Old French baniere and Anglo-Norman banere, source of English banner.
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