ribbon

ribbon
ribbon [rib′ən]
n.
[ME riban < MFr riban, ruban < ? MDu ringband, collar < ring,RING2 + band, akin to BAND1]
1.
a) a narrow strip of silk, rayon, velvet, etc. finished at the edges and of various widths, used for decoration, tying things, etc.
b) material in such strips
2. anything suggesting such a strip [a ribbon of blue sky]
3. [pl.] torn strips or shreds; tatters [a garment torn to ribbons ]
4. a narrow strip of inked cloth or plastic against which type characters strike for printing, as in a typewriter
5.
a) a small strip of colored cloth worn as a badge or awarded as a prize, symbol of honor or achievement, etc. [winner of a blue ribbon]
b) Mil. a strip of cloth, often of many colors, worn on the left breast of the uniform to indicate an award of a decoration or medal
6. [pl.] Informal reins used in driving
vt.
1. to decorate, trim, or mark with or as with a ribbon or ribbons
2. to split or tear into ribbonlike strips or shreds
vi.
to extend or form in a ribbonlike strip or strips
ribbonlike
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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