stripe


stripe
stripe1
stripeless, adj.
/struyp/, n., v., striped, striping.
n.
1. 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.
2. a fabric or material containing such a band or bands.
3. a strip of braid, tape, or the like.
4. stripes,
a. 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.
b. 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.
5. a strip, or long, narrow piece of anything: a stripe of beach.
6. a streak or layer of a different nature within a substance.
7. style, variety, sort, or kind: a man of quite a different stripe.
8. Also called magnetic stripe. Motion Pictures. a strip of iron oxide layer on the edge of a film that is used for recording and reproducing a magnetic sound track.
v.t.
9. to mark or furnish with a stripe or stripes.
[1620-30; < MD or MLG stripe; see STRIP2, STRIPE2]
stripe2
/struyp/, n.
a stroke with a whip, rod, etc., as in punishment.
[1400-50; late ME; obscurely akin to STRIPE1]

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  • Stripe — Stripe, n. [OD. strijpe a stripe, streak; akin to LG. stripe, D. streep, Dan. stribe, G. strief, striefen, MHG. striefen to glide, march.] 1. A line, or long, narrow division of anything of a different color or structure from the ground; hence,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stripe — [strīp] n. [< MLowG & MDu strīpe < IE * streib < base * ster > STRIP2] 1. a long, narrow band, mark, or streak, differing in color, texture, or material from the surrounding area 2. [often pl.] a fabric or garment with a pattern of… …   English World dictionary

  • Stripe — Stripe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Striped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Striping}.] 1. To make stripes upon; to form with lines of different colors or textures; to variegate with stripes. [1913 Webster] 2. To strike; to lash. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stripe — [straıp] n [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Probably from Middle Dutch] 1.) a line of colour, especially one of several lines of colour all close together ▪ a shirt with black and white stripes vertical/horizontal stripes 2.) of all stripes/of every… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stripe — stripe; stripe·less; …   English syllables

  • stripe — n 1 *strip, band, ribbon, fillet 2 charcter, description, nature, *type, kind, sort, kidney, ilk …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • stripe — [n] line, strip band, banding, bar, border, decoration, division, fillet, layer, ribbon, rule, streak, striation, stroke; concepts 284,622 …   New thesaurus

  • stripe — ► NOUN 1) a long narrow band or strip of a different colour or texture from the surface on either side of it. 2) a chevron sewn on to a uniform to denote military rank. 3) chiefly N. Amer. a type or category. ► VERB (usu. be striped) ▪ mark with… …   English terms dictionary

  • Stripe — A stripe is a long, straight region of a single color, it may refer to:* Candystripe, a pattern of diagonal stripes twisted around a cylinder stereotypically embodied by the candy cane * Candystriper, a nickname for a female hospital volunteer… …   Wikipedia

  • stripe — {{11}}stripe (n.1) a line or band in cloth, 1620s (but probably much older), from M.Du. or M.L.G. stripe stripe, streak, from P.Gmc. *stripanan (Cf. Dan. stribe a striped fabric, Ger. Streifen stripe ), cognate with O.Ir. sriab stripe, from PIE… …   Etymology dictionary

  • stripe — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, welt, long scar, blow, probably from stripe band on a garment Date: 15th century a stroke or blow with a rod or lash II. transitive verb (striped; striping) Etymology: Middle English, to place bands or edging on …   New Collegiate Dictionary