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
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
Origin: [OE. riban, OF. riban, F. ruban, probably of German origin; cf. D. ringband collar, necklace, E. ring circle, and band.]
A ribbon or riband is a thin band of material, typically cloth but also plastic or sometimes metal, used primarily as decorative binding and tying. Cloth ribbons are made of natural materials such as silk, velvet, cotton, and jute and of synthetic materials, such as polyester, nylon and polyproylene. Ribbon is used for innumerable useful, ornamental and symbolic purposes. Cultures around the world use ribbon in their hair, around the body, and as ornamentation on animals, buildings, and packaging. Some popular fabrics used to make ribbons are satin, organza, sheer, silk, velvet and grosgrain.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rib′on, n. a fillet or strip of silk: a narrow strip: (pl.) reins for driving: a shred: a watch-spring: an endless saw: (her.) a bearing considered usually as one of the subordinaries: (naut.) a painted moulding on the side of a ship—also Rib′and, Ribb′and.—adj. made of ribbon: having bands of different colours.—v.t. to adorn with ribbons: to stripe: to streak.—ns. Ribb′on-brake, a brake having a band which nearly surrounds the wheel whose motion is to be checked; Ribb′on-fish, a long, slender, compressed fish, like a ribbon; Ribb′on-grass, a variety of striped canary-grass: Lady's Garter; Ribb′onism, a system of secret associations among the lower classes in Ireland, at its greatest height from about 1835 to 1855—from the green badge worn; Ribb′onman, a member of a Ribbon society; Ribb′on-map, a map printed on a long strip which winds on an axis within a case; Ribb′on-seal, a North Pacific seal, banded and striped; Ribb′on-snake, a harmless striped snake abundant in the United States; Ribb′on-stamp, a simple form of printing-press for transferring colours to paper; Ribb′on-wave, a common geometrid moth; Ribb′on-weed, a seaweed whose frond has a long, flat blade; Ribb′on-wire, a strong tape with wire threads for strengthening garments; Ribb′on-worm, tapeworm.—Blue Ribbon, the ribbon of the Order of the Garter: anything which marks the attainment of some ambition, also the object itself: the badge adopted by a teetotal society; Red Ribbon, the ribbon of the Order of the Bath. [O. Fr. riban (Fr. ruban), perh. Celt.; cf. Ir. ribin, Gael. ribean. Diez suggests Dut. ring-band, necktie, collar.]
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'ribbon' in Nouns Frequency: #3021
The numerical value of ribbon in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of ribbon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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- стужка, лентаBelarusian
- cintaCatalan, Valencian
- páska, stuhaCzech
- rhuban, rudanWelsh
- Band, FarbbandGerman
- ταινία, κορδέλλαGreek
- lazo, galón, cinta, moñoSpanish
- nauha, värinauhaFinnish
- ribíneach, ribínIrish
- סֶרֶט דְּיוֹ, סרטHebrew
- tep, ribanHaitian Creole
- menüszalag, szalagHungarian
- ban, pitaIndonesian
- nastro, fettucciaItalian
- clipeum, taenia, taeniolaLatin
- wstążka, taśmaPolish
- лента, бант, тесьмаRussian
- vrpca, traka, pantljikaSerbo-Croatian
- fjongo, rripAlbanian
- şerit, kurdeleTurkish
- dai đất, mảnhVietnamese
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