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Banner vs. Masthead

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Bannernoun

A flag or standard used by a military commander, monarch or nation.

Mastheadnoun

(nautical) The top of a mast.

Bannernoun

(by extension) the military unit under such a flag or standard.

Mastheadnoun

(US) A list of a newspaper or other periodical's main staff, contributing writers, publisher, circulation, advertising rates etc.

Bannernoun

(by extension) a military or administrative subdivision.

Mastheadnoun

The title (normally in a large and distinctive font) of a newspaper or other periodical at the top of the front page. By extension, the publication itself or the rights to it.

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Bannernoun

Any large sign, especially if constructed of soft material or fabric.

‘The mayor hung a banner across Main Street to commemorate the town's 100th anniversary.’;

Mastheadnoun

The logo of a broadcaster used in an ident.

Bannernoun

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.

Mastheadverb

To send to the masthead as a punishment.

Bannernoun

(by extension) a cause or purpose; a campaign or movement.

‘They usually make their case under the banner of environmentalism.’;

Mastheadverb

(transitive) To furnish (a newspaper) with a masthead.

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Bannernoun

(journalism) The title of a newspaper as printed on its front page; the nameplate; masthead.

Mastheadnoun

The top or head of a mast; the part of a mast above the hounds.

Bannernoun

A type of advertisement in a web page or on television, usually taking the form of a graphic or animation above or alongside the content. Contrast popup, interstitial.

Mastheadverb

To cause to go to the masthead as a punishment.

Bannernoun

(heraldry) The principal standard of a knight.

Mastheadnoun

a listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc.

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Bannernoun

A type of administrative division in Inner Mongolia, China (хошуу/旗) and Tuva (кожуун), made during the w:administrative divisions of Mongolia during Qing. At this time, Outer Mongolia and part of Xinjiang was also divided this way.

Mastheadnoun

the title of a newspaper or magazine; usually printed on the front page and on the editorial page

Bannernoun

One who bans something.

Mastheadnoun

the head or top of a mast

Banneradjective

Exceptional; very good.

‘It is a banner achievement for an athlete to run a mile in under four minutes.’;

Bannerverb

(transitive) To adorn with a banner.

Bannernoun

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.’;

Bannernoun

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.

Bannernoun

Any flag or standard; as, the star-spangled banner.

Bannernoun

long strip of cloth for decoration or advertising

Bannernoun

a newspaper headline that runs across the full page

Banneradjective

unusually good; outstanding;

‘a banner year for the company’;

Bannernoun

a long strip of cloth bearing a slogan or design, carried in a demonstration or procession or hung in a public place

‘students waved banners and chanted slogans’; ‘a nuclear disarmament banner was carried round the war memorial’;

Bannernoun

a flag on a pole used as the standard of a monarch, knight, or army

‘the standard bearers followed, banners of bright red and yellow depicting dragons and stags’;

Bannernoun

used in reference to support for a belief or principle

‘the government is flying the free trade banner’;

Bannernoun

a heading or advertisement appearing on a web page in the form of a bar, column, or box

‘a banner ad’;

Banneradjective

excellent; outstanding

‘the company was having a banner year’;

Banner

A banner can be a flag or other piece of cloth bearing a symbol, logo, slogan or other message. A flag whose design is the same as the shield in a coat of arms (but usually in a square or rectangular shape) is called a banner of arms.

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