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ribbon

rib·bon

ribbon

 
 
pronunciation:
rI bn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a narrow strip or band of colorful material such as satin or rayon, used to hold the hair, to tie up and decorate gift packages, and the like.
definition 2: such a strip having a special color or shape, which is given as a prize, award, or the like.
definition 3: a narrow strip of inked material used for printing, as in a typewriter or adding machine.
definition 4: a long, narrow, flexible strip that resembles a ribbon, such as a measuring tape or bandsaw blade.
definition 5: (pl.) torn or tattered strips; shreds.
a coat torn to ribbons by barbed wire
similar words:
shred
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ribboned, ribboning, ribbons
definition 1: to tie or decorate with a ribbon or ribbons.
definition 2: to tear into or reduce to ribbons or shreds.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to form in long, narrow strips.
derivations: ribbonlike (adj.), ribbony (adj.)
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