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, especially a military one:
an overseas ribbon.
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, riband, ribband, Also called ledger, ledger board, ribbon strip. Carpentry. a thin horizontal piece let into studding to support the ends of joists.
Architecture. came2 .
Also, riband, ribband. Nautical. a distinctive narrow band or stripe painted along the exterior of a hull.
Shipbuilding. ribband1 (def 1).
verb (used with object)
to adorn with ribbon.
to mark with something suggesting ribbon.
to separate into ribbonlike strips.
verb (used without object)
to form in ribbonlike strips.
a narrow strip of fine material, esp silk, used for trimming, tying, etc
something resembling a ribbon; a long strip: a ribbon of land
a long thin flexible band of metal used as a graduated measure, spring, etc
a long narrow strip of ink-impregnated cloth for making the impression of type characters on paper in a typewriter or similar device
(pl) ragged strips or shreds (esp in the phrase torn to ribbons)
a small strip of coloured cloth signifying membership of an order or award of military decoration, prize, or other distinction
a small, usually looped, strip of coloured cloth worn to signify support for a charity or cause: a red AIDS ribbon
to adorn with a ribbon or ribbons
to mark with narrow ribbon-like marks
to reduce to ribbons; tear into strips
- Ribbon cable
hardware A type of flat multicore cable with cores positioned side-by-side, making it quick and relatively easy to clamp an Insulation Displacement Connector (IDC) across all cores. Ribbon cables typically have grey insulation with cores on a 0.050″ pitch and a red stripe marking Pin 1. They are less resilient than screened, multicore cable and […]
noun 1. the original copy of a number of typewritten copies (distinguished from carbon copy).
noun 1. housing or commercial buildings built along a stretch of road. ribbon development noun 1. (Brit) the building of houses in a continuous row along a main road: common in England between the two World Wars
noun, plural (especially collectively) ribbonfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) ribbonfishes. 1. any of several marine fishes of the families Trachipteridae, Regalicidae, and Lophotidae, having a long, compressed, ribbonlike body. 2. any of several related fishes, as the oarfish. 3. any of several unrelated but similar fishes, as the cutlassfish and […]