What does ribbon mean?

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ˈrɪb ənrib·bon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ribbon, threadnoun

    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"

  2. decoration, laurel wreath, medal, medallion, palm, ribbonnoun

    an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event

  3. ribbon, typewriter ribbonnoun

    a long strip of inked material for making characters on paper with a typewriter

  4. ribbonnoun

    notion consisting of a narrow strip of fine material used for trimming

Wiktionary

  1. ribbonnoun

    A long, narrow strip of material used for decoration of clothing or the hair or gift wrapping.

  2. ribbonnoun

    An inked strip of material against which type is pressed to print letters in a typewriter or printer.

  3. ribbonnoun

    A toolbar that incorporates tabs and menus.

  4. ribbonnoun

    In ice cream and similar confections, an ingredient (often chocolate, butterscotch, caramel, or fudge) added in a long narrow strip.

  5. ribbonverb

    To decorate with ribbon.

  6. Etymology: From riban (French: ruban).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ribbonnoun

Wikipedia

  1. Ribbon

    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, cotton, and jute and of synthetic materials, such as polyester, nylon, and polypropylene. Ribbon is used for useful, ornamental, and symbolic purposes. Cultures around the world use ribbon in their hair, around the body, and as ornament on non-human animals, buildings, and packaging. Some popular fabrics used to make ribbons are satin, organza, sheer, silk, velvet, and grosgrain.

ChatGPT

  1. ribbon

    A ribbon is a long, narrow strip of fabric, often used for decorative purposes or for tying around something. It also refers to a symbolic strip of cloth used to represent an achievement or a particular cause. In computing, a ribbon is a horizontal strip near the top of a software application's window, which features clickable buttons and icons for performing various functions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ribbonnoun

    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

  2. Ribbonnoun

    a narrow strip or shred; as, a steel or magnesium ribbon; sails torn to ribbons

  3. Ribbonnoun

    same as Rib-band

  4. Ribbonnoun

    driving reins

  5. Ribbonnoun

    a bearing similar to the bend, but only one eighth as wide

  6. Ribbonnoun

    a silver

  7. Ribbonverb

    to adorn with, or as with, ribbons; to mark with stripes resembling ribbons

  8. Etymology: [OE. riban, OF. riban, F. ruban, probably of German origin; cf. D. ringband collar, necklace, E. ring circle, and band.]

Wikidata

  1. Ribbon

    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

  1. Ribbon

    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.]

CrunchBase

  1. Ribbon

    Ribbon enables merchants to easily accept payments online and make an intuitive checkout experience for customers. Create a beautiful one-page checkout, sell in-stream on Facebook or embed payments onto a website or blog.If you can copy/paste, you can sell on any platform with Ribbon.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. ribbon

    In heraldry, a diminutive of the ordinary called the bend, of which it is one-eighth in width.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ribbon' in Nouns Frequency: #3021

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ribbon in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ribbon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of ribbon in a Sentence

  1. Player Council Djokovic:

    I saw Roger today, we were in the opening ceremony cutting the ribbon on center court, we had a small chat there was no time to talk about the political stuff.

  2. The Pentagon:

    His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Basic Parachutist Badge.

  3. Napoleon Bonaparte:

    Men will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.

  4. Mark Feldstein:

    It varies widely. Some appoint outside independent blue-ribbon commissions to investigate and issue a public report, others investigate internally with or without a public report and some clam up entirely.

  5. Thomas Mahn:

    Our officers are very familiar with the many ways smugglers try to evade inspection, officers learn to think creatively about where things might be hidden because drugs can be anywhere – inside books, auto parts, spools of ribbon, crepe makers, study binders, food, statues, photo frames – if there is space inside an item it could contain something illegal.

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