Stripe Definition

strīp
striped, stripes, striping
noun
stripes
A long, narrow band, mark, or streak, differing in color, texture, or material from the surrounding area.
Webster's New World
A textile pattern of parallel bands or lines on a contrasting background.
American Heritage
A fabric or garment with a pattern of parallel stripes.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World
A distinctive type, kind, or sort.
Graduates of all stripes are entering the workforce.
Webster's New World
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verb
striped, striping
To mark with a stripe or stripes.
Webster's New World
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.
YourDictionary
(computing) To distribute data across several separate physical disks to reduce the time to read and write.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
idiom
earn one's stripes
  • to earn, through experience and accomplishments, one's position of authority, one's fame, etc.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Stripe

Noun

Singular:
stripe
Plural:
stripes

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Stripe

Origin of Stripe

  • Middle English possibly from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German strīpe

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

  • Middle English

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

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