- The definition of a stripe is a long thin line that is somehow different from what is on either side of it.
An example of a stripe is the black and white lines on a zebra.
- To stripe means to add a long narrow band of something.
An example of stripe is to add a broken white line down the middle of a street to set apart traffic lanes; to stripe the street.
- a long, narrow band, mark, or streak, differing in color, texture, or material from the surrounding area
- a fabric or garment with a pattern of parallel stripes
- a strip of cloth or braid, as a chevron, bar, or curve, worn on the sleeve as of a military uniform to indicate rank or length of service
- a distinctive type, kind, or sort: graduates of all stripes are entering the workforce
- a stroke with a whip, etc.
- a long welt on the skin
Origin of stripe; from Middle Low German and amp; Middle Dutch str?pe ; from Indo-European an unverified form streib- ; from base an unverified form ster- from source strip
earn one's stripes⌂
Origin of stripesee stripe
- a. A long narrow band distinguished, as by color or texture, from the surrounding material or surface.b. A textile pattern of parallel bands or lines on a contrasting background.c. A fabric having such a pattern.
- A strip of cloth or braid worn on a uniform to indicate rank, awards received, or length of service; a chevron.
- Sort; kind: “All Fascists are not of one mind, one stripe” (Lillian Hellman).
transitive verbstriped striped, strip·ing, stripes
Origin of stripeMiddle English, possibly from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German strīpe.
Origin of stripeMiddle English.
- A long, straight region of a single colour.
- (in the plural) The badge worn by certain officers in the military or other forces.
- (informal) Distinguishing characteristic; sign; likeness; sort.
- persons of the same political stripe
- A long narrow mark left by striking with a lash or rod; by extension, such a stroke.
- (weaving) A pattern produced by arranging the warp threads in sets of alternating colours, or in sets presenting some other contrast of appearance.
(third-person singular simple present stripes, present participle striping, simple past and past participle striped)
- To mark with stripes.
- (computing) To distribute data across several separate physical disks to reduce the time to read and write.
- (noun) From Middle Dutch or Middle Low German stripe.
- (verb) From the first one. (cf Dutch strippen)