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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Banner  \Ban"ner\,  n.  [OE.  banere  OF  baniere  F.  banni[`e]re, 
  bandi[`e]re,  fr  LL  baniera  banderia  fr  bandum  banner, 
  fr  OHG.  bant  band,  strip  of  cloth;  cf  bindan  to  bind,  Goth. 
  bandwa  bandwo  a  sign.  See  {Band},  n.] 
  1.  A  kind  of  flag  attached  to  a  spear  or  pike  by  a 
  crosspiece,  and  used  by  a  chief  as  his  standard  in  battle. 
 
  Hang  out  our  banners  on  the  outward  walls.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  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 
 
  3.  Any  flag  or  standard;  as  the  star-spangled  banner. 
 
  {Banner  fish}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  fish  of  the  genus 
  {Histiophorus},  of  the  Swordfish  family,  having  a  broad 
  bannerlike  dorsal  fin;  the  sailfish.  One  species  ({H. 
  Americanus})  inhabits  the  North  Atlantic. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  banner 
  adj  1:  unusually  good;  outstanding;  "a  banner  year  for  the  company" 
  2:  of  headlines;  spanning  the  width  of  the  page;  "banner 
  headlines" 
  n  1:  long  strip  of  cloth  for  decoration  or  advertising  [syn:  {streamer}] 
  2:  a  newspaper  headline  that  runs  across  the  full  page  [syn:  {streamer}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Banner,  IL  (village,  FIPS  3571) 
  Location:  40.51469  N,  89.91043  W 
  Population  (1990):  160  (74  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Banner,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  41603 
  Banner,  MS 
  Zip  code(s):  38913 
  Banner,  WY 
  Zip  code(s):  82832 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  banner  n.  1.  The  title  page  added  to  printouts  by  most  print 
  spoolers  (see  {spool}).  Typically  includes  user  or  account  ID  information 
  in  very  large  character-graphics  capitals.  Also  called  a  `burst  page', 
  because  it  indicates  where  to  burst  (tear  apart)  fanfold  paper  to  separate 
  one  user's  printout  from  the  next  2.  A  similar  printout  generated 
  (typically  on  multiple  pages  of  fan-fold  paper)  from  user-specified  text, 
  e.g.,  by  a  program  such  as  Unix's  `banner({1,6})'.  3.  On  interactive 
  software,  a  first  screen  containing  a  logo  and/or  author  credits  and/or 
  a  copyright  notice.  This  is  probably  now  the  commonest  sense 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  banner 
 
  1.  The  title  page  added  to  printouts  by  most  {print  spoolers}. 
  Typically  includes  user  or  account  ID  information  in  very 
  large  character-graphics  capitals.  Also  called  a  "burst 
  page",  because  it  indicates  where  to  burst  (tear  apart) 
  fanfold  paper  to  separate  one  user's  printout  from  the  next 
 
  2.  A  similar  printout  generated  (typically  on  multiple  pages 
  of  fan-fold  paper)  from  user-specified  text,  e.g.  by  a  program 
  such  as  {Unix}'s  "banner". 
 
  3.  {splash  screen}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-11-28) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Banner 
  (1.)  The  flag  or  banner  of  the  larger  kind  serving  for  three 
  tribes  marching  together.  These  standards,  of  which  there  were 
  four  were  worked  with  embroidery  and  beautifully  ornamented 
  (Num.  1:52;  2:2,  3,  10,  18,  25;  Cant.  2:4;  6:4,  10). 
 
  (2.)  The  flag  borne  by  each  separate  tribe,  of  a  smaller  form 
  Probably  it  bore  on  it  the  name  of  the  tribe  to  which  it 
  belonged,  or  some  distinguishing  device  (Num.  2:2,34). 
 
  (3.)  A  lofty  signal-flag,  not  carried  about  but  stationary. 
  It  was  usually  erected  on  a  mountain  or  other  lofty  place  As 
  soon  as  it  was  seen  the  war-trumpets  were  blown  (Ps.  60:4;  Isa. 
  5:26;  11:12;  13:2;  18:3;  30:17;  Jer.  4:6  21;  Ezek.  27:7). 
 
  (4.)  A  "sign  of  fire"  (Jer.  6:1)  was  sometimes  used  as  a 
  signal. 
 
  The  banners  and  ensigns  of  the  Roman  army  had  idolatrous 
  images  upon  them  and  hence  they  are  called  the  "abomination  of 
  desolation"  (q.v.).  The  principal  Roman  standard,  however,  was 
  an  eagle.  (See  Matt.  24:28;  Luke  17:37,  where  the  Jewish  nation 
  is  compared  to  a  dead  body,  which  the  eagles  gather  together  to 
  devour.) 
 
  God's  setting  up  or  giving  a  banner  (Ps.  20:5;  60:4;  Cant. 
  2:4)  imports  his  presence  and  protection  and  aid  extended  to  his 
  people. 
 




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