What does the word banner mean?

Usage examples for banner

  1. At Gravesend we sighted a tug flying the American colors, and when the band on board responded to our cheers with " The Star- Spangled Banner" even the Indians tried to sing. – An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody) by Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
  2. All turned black before him, his mind became a blank, and he dropped the flag; but the blood- stained banner did not fall to the ground. – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
  3. With love, for oppression; with blessing, for scars- One Country- one Banner- the Stripes and the Stars! – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick