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rib·bon

 (rĭb′ən)
n.
1. A narrow strip or band of fabric, especially a fine fabric such as satin or velvet, finished at the edges and used for trimming, tying, or finishing.
2.
a. Something, such as a tape measure, that resembles a ribbon.
b. A long thin strip: a ribbon of sand along the shore.
3. ribbons Tattered or ragged strips: a dress torn to ribbons.
4. An inked strip of cloth used for making an impression, as in a typewriter.
5.
a. A band of colored cloth signifying membership in an order or the award of a prize.
b. A strip of colored cloth worn on the left breast of a uniform to indicate the award of a medal or decoration.
6. ribbons Informal Reins for driving horses.
tr.v. rib·boned, rib·bon·ing, rib·bons
1. To decorate or tie with ribbons.
2. To tear into ribbons or shreds.

[Middle English ribban, riban, from Old French ruban, probably of Germanic origin; see bhendh- in Indo-European roots.]

rib′bon·y adj.

ribbon

(ˈrɪbən)
n
1. a narrow strip of fine material, esp silk, used for trimming, tying, etc
2. something resembling a ribbon; a long strip: a ribbon of land.
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a long thin flexible band of metal used as a graduated measure, spring, etc
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a long narrow strip of ink-impregnated cloth for making the impression of type characters on paper in a typewriter or similar device
5. (plural) ragged strips or shreds (esp in the phrase torn to ribbons)
6. a small strip of coloured cloth signifying membership of an order or award of military decoration, prize, or other distinction
7. a small, usually looped, strip of coloured cloth worn to signify support for a charity or cause: a red AIDS ribbon.
vb (tr)
8. to adorn with a ribbon or ribbons
9. to mark with narrow ribbon-like marks
10. to reduce to ribbons; tear into strips
[C14 ryban, from Old French riban, apparently of Germanic origin; probably related to ring1, band2]
ˈribbon-ˌlike, ˈribbony adj

rib•bon

(ˈrɪb ən)

n.
1. a woven strip of fine material, used for ornament, tying, etc.
2. material in such strips.
3. anything resembling a ribbon.
4. ribbons, torn or ragged strips; shreds: torn to ribbons.
5. a band of inked material used in a typewriter, printer, etc.
6. a strip of material, as satin or rayon, being or representing a military medal or similar decoration.
7. a long, thin, flexible band of metal, as for a spring, a band saw, or a tapeline.
8. Carpentry. a thin horizontal piece let into studding to support the ends of joists.
v.t.
9. to adorn with ribbon.
10. to mark with something suggesting ribbon.
11. to separate into ribbonlike strips.
v.i.
12. to form in ribbonlike strips.
[1520–30; variant of Middle English riban(d) < Old French, variant of r(e)uban, perhaps < Germanic. compare band2]

Ribbon

 a group or length of things in a form suggestive of a length of ribbon.
Examples: ribbons of bark, 1872; of beach, 1857; of iron, 1843; of lightning, 1889; of sky, 1893.

ribbon


Past participle: ribboned
Gerund: ribboning

Imperative
ribbon
ribbon
Present
I ribbon
you ribbon
he/she/it ribbons
we ribbon
you ribbon
they ribbon
Preterite
I ribboned
you ribboned
he/she/it ribboned
we ribboned
you ribboned
they ribboned
Present Continuous
I am ribboning
you are ribboning
he/she/it is ribboning
we are ribboning
you are ribboning
they are ribboning
Present Perfect
I have ribboned
you have ribboned
he/she/it has ribboned
we have ribboned
you have ribboned
they have ribboned
Past Continuous
I was ribboning
you were ribboning
he/she/it was ribboning
we were ribboning
you were ribboning
they were ribboning
Past Perfect
I had ribboned
you had ribboned
he/she/it had ribboned
we had ribboned
you had ribboned
they had ribboned
Future
I will ribbon
you will ribbon
he/she/it will ribbon
we will ribbon
you will ribbon
they will ribbon
Future Perfect
I will have ribboned
you will have ribboned
he/she/it will have ribboned
we will have ribboned
you will have ribboned
they will have ribboned
Future Continuous
I will be ribboning
you will be ribboning
he/she/it will be ribboning
we will be ribboning
you will be ribboning
they will be ribboning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ribboning
you have been ribboning
he/she/it has been ribboning
we have been ribboning
you have been ribboning
they have been ribboning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ribboning
you will have been ribboning
he/she/it will have been ribboning
we will have been ribboning
you will have been ribboning
they will have been ribboning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ribboning
you had been ribboning
he/she/it had been ribboning
we had been ribboning
you had been ribboning
they had been ribboning
Conditional
I would ribbon
you would ribbon
he/she/it would ribbon
we would ribbon
you would ribbon
they would ribbon
Past Conditional
I would have ribboned
you would have ribboned
he/she/it would have ribboned
we would have ribboned
you would have ribboned
they would have ribboned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ribbon - any long object resembling a thin line; "a mere ribbon of land"; "the lighted ribbon of traffic"; "from the air the road was a grey thread"; "a thread of smoke climbed upward"
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
blade - something long and thin resembling a blade of grass; "a blade of lint on his suit"
2.ribbon - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other eventribbon - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
accolade, honor, laurels, honour, award - a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"
Congressional Medal of Honor, Medal of Honor - the highest U.S. military decoration awarded for bravery and valor in action `above and beyond the call of duty'
Distinguished Service Medal - a United States military decoration for meritorious service in wartime duty of great responsibility
Distinguished Service Cross - a United States Army decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy
Navy Cross - a United States Navy decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy
Distinguished Flying Cross - a United States Air Force decoration for heroism while participating in an aerial flight
Air Medal - a United States Air Force decoration for meritorious achievement while participating in an aerial flight
Silver Star, Silver Star Medal - a United States military decoration for gallantry in action
Bronze Star, Bronze Star Medal - a United States military decoration awarded for meritorious service (except in aerial flight)
Order of the Purple Heart, Purple Heart - a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action
Oak Leaf Cluster - a United States military decoration consisting of bronze or silver oak leaves and acorns awarded to anyone who has won a given medal before
Victoria Cross - a British military decoration for gallantry
Distinguished Conduct Medal - a British military decoration for distinguished conduct in the field
Distinguished Service Order - a British military decoration for special service in action
Croix de Guerre - a French military decoration for gallantry
Medaille Militaire - a French military decoration
3.ribbon - a long strip of inked material for making characters on paper with a typewriterribbon - a long strip of inked material for making characters on paper with a typewriter
strip, slip - artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
typewriter - hand-operated character printer for printing written messages one character at a time
4.ribbon - notion consisting of a narrow strip of fine material used for trimming
notion - (usually plural) small personal articles or clothing or sewing items; "buttons and needles are notions"
riband, ribband - a ribbon used as a decoration
Translations
شَريطشَرِيط
stuhastužkapáska
båndhårsløjfe
koristenauhanauhavärinauha
vrpca
pita
borîi
リボン
리본
kaspinas
lente
fundăribon
trak
pantljikatrakavrpca
band
dải ruy-băng

ribbon

[ˈrɪbən]
A. N (gen) → cinta f; (for hair) → moña f, cinta f (Mil) → galón m
to tear sth to ribbons (lit) → hacer algo trizas (fig) → hacer algo pedazos
B. CPD ribbon development Nurbanización f a lo largo de una carretera

ribbon

[ˈrɪbən] n
(gen)ruban m
(= shred) in ribbons (= torn) → en lambeauxrib cage ncage f thoracique

ribbon

n
(for hair, dress) → Band nt; (for typewriter) → Farbband nt; (on medal) → Ordensband nt; (fig, narrow strip) → Streifen m
ribbons pl (= tatters)Fetzen pl; to tear something to ribbonsetw zerfetzen or zerreißen; (fig) play etcetw in der Luft zerreißen

ribbon

:
ribbon development
n (Brit) → Zeilenbauweise f
ribbon saw
n (Tech) → Bandsäge f

ribbon

[ˈrɪbn] n (gen, of typewriter) → nastro (Mil) → nastrino
to tear sth to ribbons → ridurre qc a brandelli (fig) → demolire qc

ribbon

(ˈribən) noun
a long narrow strip of material used in decorating clothes, tying hair etc. a blue ribbon; four metres of red ribbon.

ribbon

شَرِيط stužka bånd Band κορδέλα cinta koristenauha ruban vrpca nastro リボン 리본 lintje bånd wstążka fita лента band ริบบิ้น เส้นหรือแถบผ้ายาวที่ใช้ผูกเพื่อประดับตกแต่ง kurdele dải ruy-băng 缎带
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