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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)

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.

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."