Definitions for: Ribbon

[n] notion consisting of a narrow strip of fine material used for trimming
[n] a long strip of inked material for making characters on paper with a typewriter
[n] an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
[n] any long object resembling a thin line; "a mere ribbon of land"; "the lighted ribbon of traffic"; "from the air the road was a gray thread"; "a thread of smoke climbed upward"

Webster (1913) Definition: Rib"bon, n. [OE. riban, OF. riban, F. ruban, probably
of German origin; cf. D. ringband collar, necklace, E. ring
circle, and band.] [Written also riband, ribband.]
1. A fillet or narrow woven fabric, commonly of silk, used
for trimming some part of a woman's attire, for badges,
and other decorative purposes.

2. A narrow strip or shred; as, a steel or magnesium ribbon;
sails torn to ribbons.

3. (Shipbuilding) Same as Rib-band.

4. pl. Driving reins. [Cant] --London Athen[ae]um.

5. (Her.) A bearing similar to the bend, but only one eighth
as wide.

6. (Spinning) A silver.

Note: The blue ribbon, and The red ribbon, are phrases often
used to designate the British orders of the Garter and
of the Bath, respectively, the badges of which are
suspended by ribbons of these colors. See {Blue
ribbon}, under Blue.

Ribbon fish. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any elongated, compressed, ribbon-shaped marine fish
of the family Trachypterid[ae], especially the
species of the genus Trachypterus, and the oarfish
(Regelecus Banksii) of the North Atlantic, which is
sometimes over twenty feet long.
(b) The hairtail, or bladefish.
(c) A small compressed marine fish of the genus Cepola,
having a long, slender, tapering tail. The European
species (C. rubescens) is light red throughout.
Called also band fish.

Ribbon grass (Bot.), a variety of reed canary grass having
the leaves stripped with green and white; -- called also
Lady's garters. See Reed grass, under Reed.

Ribbon seal (Zo["o]l.), a North Pacific seal ({Histriophoca
fasciata}). The adult male is dark brown, conspicuously
banded and striped with yellowish white.

Ribbon snake (Zo["o]l.), a common North American snake
(Eutainia saurita). It is conspicuously striped with
bright yellow and dark brown.

Ribbon Society, a society in Ireland, founded in the early
part of the 19th century in antagonism to the Orangemen.
It afterwards became an organization of tennant farmers
banded together to prevent eviction by landlords. It took
its name from the green ribbon worn by members as a badge.

Ribborn worm. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A tapeworm.
(b) A nemertean.

Rib"bon, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ribboned; p. pr. & vb.
n. Ribboning.]
To adorn with, or as with, ribbons; to mark with stripes
resembling ribbons.

Synonyms: decoration, laurel wreath, medal, medallion, palm, thread, typewriter ribbon

See Also: accolade, Air Medal, award, blade, bronze medal, Bronze Star, Bronze Star Medal, Congressional Medal of Honor, Croix de Guerre, Distinguished Conduct Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Order, gold medal, honor, honour, laurels, Medaille Militaire, Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, notion, notions, object, Order of the Purple Heart, physical object, Purple Heart, riband, ribband, silver medal, Silver Star, Silver Star Medal, slip, strip, typewriter, Victoria Cross

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