Ribbon Definition

rĭbən
ribbons
noun
ribbons
A narrow strip of silk, rayon, velvet, etc. finished at the edges and of various widths, used for decoration, tying things, etc.
Webster's New World
A long thin strip.
A ribbon of sand along the shore.
American Heritage
Material in such strips.
Webster's New World
Anything suggesting such a strip.
A ribbon of blue sky.
Webster's New World
Tattered or ragged strips.
A dress torn to ribbons.
American Heritage
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verb
ribbons
To extend or form in a ribbonlike strip or strips.
Webster's New World
To decorate, trim, or mark with or as with a ribbon or ribbons.
Webster's New World
To split or tear into ribbonlike strips or shreds.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Ribbon

Noun

Singular:
ribbon
Plural:
ribbons

Origin of Ribbon

  • Middle English ribban, riban from Old French ruban probably of Germanic origin bhendh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French riban (French: ruban).

    From Wiktionary

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