ribbon: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (rib'un), [key]
- a woven strip or band of fine material, as silk or rayon, varying in width and finished off at the edges, used for ornament, tying, etc.
- material in such strips.
- anything resembling or suggesting a ribbon or woven band.
- a band of inked material used in a typewriter, adding machine, etc., that supplies ink for printing the figure on the striking typeface onto the paper beneath.
- a strip of material, as satin or rayon, being or representing a medal or similar decoration, esp. a military one: an overseas ribbon.
- clothes torn to ribbons.
- torn or ragged strips; shreds:clothes torn to ribbons.
- reins for driving.
- a long, thin flexible band of metal, as for a spring, a band saw, or a tapeline.
- Also calleda thin horizontal piece let into studding to support the ends of joists.
- a distinctive narrow band or stripe painted along the exterior of a hull.
- ribband (def. 1).
- to adorn with ribbon.
- to mark with something suggesting ribbon.
- to separate into ribbonlike strips.
- to form in ribbonlike strips.
- ribbon (Thesaurus)