What does stripe mean?

Definitions for stripe

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word stripe.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. band, banding, stripenoun

    an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material

  2. stripenoun

    a piece of braid, usually on the sleeve, indicating military rank or length of service

  3. chevron, stripe, stripes, grade insignianoun

    V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service

    "they earned their stripes in Kuwait"

  4. stripenoun

    a kind or category

    "businessmen of every stripe joined in opposition to the proposal"

  5. stripe, streak, barverb

    a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background

    "a green toad with small black stripes or bars"; "may the Stars and Stripes forever wave"

  6. stripeverb

    mark with stripes


  1. stripenoun

    A long, straight region of a single colour.

  2. stripenoun

    The badge worn by certain officers in the military or other forces.

  3. stripeverb

    To mark with stripes.

  4. stripeverb

    To distribute data across several separate physical disks to reduce the time to read and write.

  5. Etymology: * (noun) From or stripe.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Stripenoun

    Etymology: strepe, Dutch.

    Gardeners may have three roots among an hundred that are rare, as purple and carnation of several stripes. Francis Bacon.

    One of the most valuable trimmings of their cloaths was a long stripe sowed upon the garment, called latus clavus. Arbuth.

    Cruelty marked him with inglorious stripes. James Thomson.

    A body cannot be so torn with stripes, as a mind with remembrance of wicked actions. John Hayward.

    To those that are yet within the reach of the stripes and reproofs of their own conscience; I would address that they would not seek to remove themselves from that wholsome discipline. Decay of Piety.

  2. To Stripeverb

    To variegate with lines of different colours.

    Etymology: strepen, Dutch.


  1. stripe

    A stripe is a long, narrow band or strip that differs in color or texture from the surface on either side of it. It can also refer to a pattern or arrangement characterized by such bands or a distinctive type or category. This term is widely used in context of fabrics, animals, badges or insignia of rank, and many more.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stripenoun

    a line, or long, narrow division of anything of a different color or structure from the ground; hence, any linear variation of color or structure; as, a stripe, or streak, of red on a green ground; a raised stripe

  2. Stripenoun

    a pattern produced by arranging the warp threads in sets of alternating colors, or in sets presenting some other contrast of appearance

  3. Stripenoun

    a strip, or long, narrow piece attached to something of a different color; as, a red or blue stripe sewed upon a garment

  4. Stripenoun

    a stroke or blow made with a whip, rod, scourge, or the like, such as usually leaves a mark

  5. Stripenoun

    a long, narrow discoloration of the skin made by the blow of a lash, rod, or the like

  6. Stripenoun

    color indicating a party or faction; hence, distinguishing characteristic; sign; likeness; sort; as, persons of the same political stripe

  7. Stripenoun

    the chevron on the coat of a noncommissioned officer

  8. Stripeverb

    to make stripes upon; to form with lines of different colors or textures; to variegate with stripes

  9. Stripeverb

    to strike; to lash

  10. Etymology: [OD. strijpe a stripe, streak; akin to LG. stripe, D. streep, Dan. stribe, G. strief, striefen, MHG. striefen to glide, march.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stripe

    strīp, n. a blow, esp. one made with a lash, rod, &c.: a wale or discoloured mark made by a lash or rod: a line, or long narrow division of a different colour from the ground: kind, particular sort: striped cloth.—v.t. to make stripes upon: to form with lines of different colours.—adjs. Strīped, having stripes of different colours; Strī′py, stripelike. [Old Dut. strijpe, a stripe in cloth; Dut. streep, Low Ger. stripe, Ger. streif.]


  1. Stripe

    Stripe is a simple, developer-friendly way to accept payments online. They believe that enabling transactions on the web is a problem rooted in code, not finance, and they want to help put more websites in business.


  1. Stripe

    a longitudinal streak of color different from the ground.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Stripe is ranked #74608 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Stripe surname appeared 259 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Stripe.

    95.7% or 248 total occurrences were White.

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Anagrams for stripe »

  1. priest

  2. ripest

  3. sitrep

  4. sprite

  5. esprit

  6. pteris

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stripe in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stripe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of stripe in a Sentence

  1. John Rzeznik:

    The country is so divided but people from all walks of life, a few thousand of them will go into a room and listen to you sing and sing back with you and no body is really thinking about what's going on [ in the world ], people are just relaxing and having a good time. It's not a red state versus blue state, mask versus no mask. People from every political stripe everywhere just get together and they have one thing in common and that's music that they enjoy.

  2. Mazie Hirono:

    Sometimes I dont think you listen, so, how many times have I had to say that we all should be denouncing violent extremistsof every stripe.

  3. Ron Dart:

    The objective of false prophets and teachers of whatever stripe is...the influence and control of the minds of men.

  4. Ernest J. Gaines:

    Question everything. Every stripe, every star, every word spoken. Everything.

  5. Joe Biden:

    Folks, look, we're going to unite Democrats, Republicans, independents of every stripe. That's what the nation needs. We've got to bring the country together.

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