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Definition of "ribbon" []

  • A narrow strip or band of fine fabric, such as satin or velvet, finished at the edges and used for trimming, tying, or finishing. (noun)
  • Something, such as a tape measure, that resembles a ribbon. (noun)
  • A long thin strip: a ribbon of land along the shore. (noun)
  • Tattered or ragged strips: a dress torn to ribbons. (noun)
  • An inked strip of cloth used for making an impression, as in a typewriter. (noun)
  • A narrow strip of fine material, esp silk, used for trimming, tying, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Something resembling a ribbon; a long strip (noun)
  • A long thin flexible band of metal used as a graduated measure, spring, etc (noun)
  • A long narrow strip of ink-impregnated cloth for making the impression of type characters on paper in a typewriter or similar device (noun)
  • Ragged strips or shreds (esp in the phrase torn to ribbons) (noun)
  • A small strip of coloured cloth signifying membership of an order or award of military decoration, prize, or other distinction (noun)
  • A small, usually looped, strip of coloured cloth worn to signify support for a charity or cause (noun)
  • To adorn with a ribbon or ribbons (verb)
  • To mark with narrow ribbon-like marks (verb)
  • To reduce to ribbons; tear into strips (verb)

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Use "ribbon" in a sentence
  • "I can’t compete with that!) and a small trinket picked specifically for that person tied to the elaborate ribbon with even more elaborate ribbon… you know what?"
  • "Grosgrain ribbon is a thicker ribbon which is woven with ridges in it."
  • "Getting used to the ribbon is the main user complaint, but once past that it's not so bad."