Definition of Stripe

1. Noun. An adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material.

Exact synonyms: Band, Banding
Generic synonyms: Adornment
Specialized synonyms: Cigar Band, Hatband, Neckband, Pinstripe
Group relationships: Garment
Derivative terms: Stripy



2. Verb. Mark with stripes.
Generic synonyms: Mark
Derivative terms: Striping

3. Noun. A piece of braid, usually on the sleeve, indicating military rank or length of service.
Generic synonyms: Badge
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine

4. Noun. V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service. "They earned their stripes in Kuwait"
Exact synonyms: Chevron, Grade Insignia, Stripes
Generic synonyms: Badge
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine

5. Noun. A kind or category. "Businessmen of every stripe joined in opposition to the proposal"
Generic synonyms: Form, Kind, Sort, Variety

6. Noun. A narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background. "May the Stars and Stripes forever wave"
Exact synonyms: Bar, Streak
Generic synonyms: Marking
Specialized synonyms: Band, Banding, Stria, Striation
Derivative terms: Streak, Streaky, Stripy

Definition of Stripe

1. n. A line, or long, narrow division of anything of a different color or structure from the ground; hence, any linear variation of color or structure; as, a stripe, or streak, of red on a green ground; a raised stripe.

2. v. t. To make stripes upon; to form with lines of different colors or textures; to variegate with stripes.

Definition of Stripe

1. Noun. A long, straight region of a single colour. ¹

2. Noun. (in the plural) The badge worn by certain officers in the military or other forces. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To mark with stripes. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive computing) To distribute data across several separate physical disks to reduce the time to read and write. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stripe

1. to mark with stripes (long, distinct bands) [v STRIPED, STRIPING, STRIPES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stripe

strip mining
strip off
strip parties
strip party
strip poker
strip search
strip searched
strip searches
strip searching
strip show
strip steak
strip strategy
strip the willow
stripdown
stripdowns
stripe (current term)
stripe blight
striped
striped beakfish
striped catfish
striped catfishes
striped coral root
striped dogwood
striped drum
striped field mouse
striped gentian
striped hyena
striped killifish

Literary usage of Stripe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of Textiles by Louis Harmuth (1915)
"Macarthur—A Highland tartan, composed of the following on a dark green ground: Yellow stripe with a green bar on each side, six times its width; ..."

2. Textile design and colour by William Watson (1912)
"Classification of stripe and Check Designs—Effects produced in one Weave turned in ... Weaves that are suitable for combining in stripe form can very ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"For company officers, and staff officers of the same rank, a strap containing one stripe. Second Lieutenant.— One narrow stripe of gold braid. One star. ..."

4. Selection and Cross-breeding in Relation to the Inheritance of Coat-pigments by Hansford MacCurdy, William Ernest Castle (1907)
"Its range also is similar; but the curve itself is flatter, yet with the same tendency to become subdivided into two groups, one with a wider stripe, ..."

5. Selection and Cross-breeding in Relation to the Inheritance of Coat-pigments by Hansford MacCurdy, William Ernest Castle (1907)
"Its range also is similar; but the curve itself is flatter, yet with the same tendency to become subdivided into two groups, one with a wider stripe, ..."

6. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1896)
"Length of stripe 15 mm. March 6. Length of stripe 22 mm. March 13. ... Length of stripe 67 mm. Grown Prince Charles of Sudden (double blue variety). ..."

7. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"The equivalence of these bases appears in E. stripe as compared with stroke and ... Hence, a strip, the mark of a lash, a stripe. ^f Similarly E. streak is ..."

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