Definition of Stripes

1. Noun. V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service. "They earned their stripes in Kuwait"

Exact synonyms: Chevron, Grade Insignia, Stripe
Generic synonyms: Badge
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine



Definition of Stripes

1. Noun. (plural of stripe) ¹

2. Verb. (third-person singular of stripe) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stripes

1. stripe [v] - See also: stripe

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stripes

striped maple
striped marlin
striped muishond
striped mullet
striped racer
striped shield bug
striped shield bugs
striped skunk
striped squirrel
striped violet
stripedness
stripeless
stripelike
striper
stripers
stripes (current term)
stripewise
stripey
stripier
stripiest
stripiness
striping
stripings
striplight
striplike
stripline
stripling
striplings
striploin
stripogram

Literary usage of Stripes

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

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Two narrow stripes of gold braid. Three stars on plain shoulder strap. ... Three stripes of gold or silver braid (according to regiment) of five threads ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"First Salute to the Stars and stripes.— On the same page upon which on 14 June 1777 appears the resolution creating our flag, also appears by a strange ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"Dorsal and lateral stripes distinct, yellow. Sides below lateral stripes, ... Ground color above lateral stripes very dark brown, almost black. ..."

4. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1861)
"As each his blood-stained sabre wipes, " All hail the Stars and stripes! ... "All hail the glorious Stars and stripes!" The echo leaps from hill to hill ! ..."

5. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication by Charles Darwin (1875)
"When this foal was two or three months old nil the stripes entirely disappeared. I have seen similar marks on the forehead of a fully grown, fallow-dun, ..."

6. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"Lambert Wickes appears to have been cruising off the coast in the Reprisal, under a flag of " thirteen stripes in a -white and yellow field. ..."

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