a relatively long, narrow band of a different color, appearance, weave, material, or nature from the rest of a surface or thing:
the stripes of a zebra.
a fabric or material containing such a band or bands.
a strip of braid, tape, or the like.
a number or combination of such strips, worn on a military, naval, or other uniform as a badge of rank, service, good conduct, combat wounds, etc.
Informal. status or recognition as a result of one’s efforts, experience, or achievements:
She earned her stripes as a traveling sales representative and then moved up to district manager.
a strip, or long, narrow piece of anything:
a stripe of beach.
a streak or layer of a different nature within a substance.
style, variety, sort, or kind:
a man of quite a different stripe.
Also called magnetic stripe. Movies. a strip of iron oxide layer on the edge of a film that is used for recording and reproducing a magnetic sound track.
verb (used with object), striped, striping.
to mark or furnish with a stripe or stripes.
a stroke with a whip, rod, etc., as in punishment.
a strip of magnetic material on which information may be stored, as by an electromagnetic process, for automatic reading, decoding, or recognition by a device that detects magnetic variations on the strip:
a credit card with a magnetic strip to prevent counterfeiting.
a relatively long band of distinctive colour or texture that differs from the surrounding material or background
a fabric having such bands
a strip, band, or chevron of fabric worn on a military uniform, etc, esp one that indicates rank
(mainly US & Canadian) kind; sort; type: a man of a certain stripe
(transitive) to mark with a stripe or stripes
a stroke from a whip, rod, cane, etc
as a punishment were not to exceed forty (Deut. 25:1-3), and hence arose the custom of limiting them to thirty-nine (2 Cor. 11:24). Paul claimed the privilege of a Roman citizen in regard to the infliction of stripes (Acts 16:37, 38; 22:25-29). Our Lord was beaten with stripes (Matt. 27:26).
- Stripe set
noun, Plant Pathology. 1. a disease of grasses, characterized by stripes of black spores on the leaves, caused by any of several smut fungi of the genera Urocystis and Ustilago.
noun 1. a tract of land where strip cropping is done.
noun 1. strip cropping. strip cropping noun 1. the growing of different crops on alternate strips of ground that usually follow the contour of the land, a recourse to minimize erosion. strip cropping noun 1. a method of growing crops in strips or bands arranged to serve as barriers against erosion