Definitions for ribbonˈrɪb ən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a woven strip of fine material, used for ornament, tying, etc.
material in such strips.
anything resembling a ribbon.
ribbons, torn or ragged strips; shreds:
torn to ribbons.
a band of inked material used in a typewriter, printer, etc.
a strip of material, as satin or rayon, being or representing a military medal or similar decoration.
a long, thin, flexible band of metal, as for a spring, a band saw, or a tapeline.
Category: Building Trades
Carpentry. a thin horizontal piece let into studding to support the ends of joists.
Category: Building Trades
(v.t.)to adorn with ribbon.
to mark with something suggesting ribbon.
to separate into ribbonlike strips.
(v.i.)to form in ribbonlike strips.
Origin of ribbon:
1520–30; var. of ME riban(d) < OF, var. of r(e)uban, perh. < Gmc. Cf. band2
any long object resembling a thin line
"a mere ribbon of land"; "the lighted ribbon of traffic"; "from the air the road was a grey thread"; "a thread of smoke climbed upward"
decoration, laurel wreath, medal, medallion, palm, ribbon(noun)
an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
ribbon, typewriter ribbon(noun)
a long strip of inked material for making characters on paper with a typewriter
notion consisting of a narrow strip of fine material used for trimming
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a long strip of material tied on sth for decoration
a girl with ribbons in her hair; colored ribbons tied around a birthday present
a strip of material given as an award
yellow ribbons to remember the soldiers at war
indicates sth wins first/second prize
Her pie won the blue ribbon.
A long, narrow strip of material used for decoration of clothing or the hair or gift wrapping.
An inked strip of material against which type is pressed to print letters in a typewriter or printer.
A toolbar that incorporates tabs and menus.
In ice cream and similar confections, an ingredient (often chocolate, butterscotch, caramel, or fudge) added in a long narrow strip.
To decorate with ribbon.
Origin: From riban (French: ruban).
a fillet or narrow woven fabric, commonly of silk, used for trimming some part of a woman's attire, for badges, and other decorative purposes
a narrow strip or shred; as, a steel or magnesium ribbon; sails torn to ribbons
same as Rib-band
a bearing similar to the bend, but only one eighth as wide
to adorn with, or as with, ribbons; to mark with stripes resembling ribbons
Translations for ribbon
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a long narrow strip of material used in decorating clothes, tying hair etc
a blue ribbon; four metres of red ribbon.
- fitaPortuguese (BR)
- das BandGerman
- bånd; hårsløjfeDanish
- κορδέλα, ταινίαGreek
- روبان؛ نوارFarsi
- traka, vrpcaCroatian
- 리본, 띠Korean
- kaspinas, juostaLithuanian
- bånd, strimmelNorwegian
- روبان؛ نوارPersian
- رشمه ، پټى ، پيتهPashto
- тесьма, лентаRussian
- โบ; ริบบิ้นThai
- 緞帶Chinese (Trad.)
- стрічка; вузенька смужкаUkrainian
- dải ruy-băngVietnamese
- 缎（丝）带Chinese (Simp.)
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