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Definition of "stripe" []

  • A long narrow band distinguished, as by color or texture, from the surrounding material or surface. (noun)
  • A textile pattern of parallel bands or lines on a contrasting background. (noun)
  • A fabric having such a pattern. (noun)
  • A strip of cloth or braid worn on a uniform to indicate rank, awards received, or length of service; a chevron. (noun)
  • Sort; kind: "All Fascists are not of one mind, one stripe” ( Lillian Hellman). (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 "stripe" in a sentence
  • "The excluded stripe is turquoise in colour and is taking it ` s case to the European Court of Human Rights."
  • "The stripe from the left side of the collar extends down to the side of the shirt."
  • "All the inference is that without your pin stripe suit and your four hand tie, you are beneath his contempt."