Stripe meaning

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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.

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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.

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A strip of cloth or braid worn on a uniform to indicate rank, awards received, or length of service; a chevron.
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Sort; kind.
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To mark with stripes or a stripe.
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A stroke or blow, as with a whip.
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A long, narrow band, mark, or streak, differing in color, texture, or material from the surrounding area.
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A fabric or garment with a pattern of parallel stripes.
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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.
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A distinctive type, kind, or sort.

Graduates of all stripes are entering the workforce.

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To mark with a stripe or stripes.
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A block of data that is written to a RAID 0 disk subsystem. See disk striping and RAID.
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A long, straight region of a single colour.
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(in the plural) The badge worn by certain officers in the military or other forces.
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(informal) Distinguishing characteristic; sign; likeness; sort.

Persons of the same political stripe.

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A long narrow mark left by striking with a lash or rod; by extension, such a stroke.
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(weaving) A pattern produced by arranging the warp threads in sets of alternating colours, or in sets presenting some other contrast of appearance.
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To mark with stripes.
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(computing) To distribute data across several separate physical disks to reduce the time to read and write.
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earn one's stripes
  • To earn, through experience and accomplishments, one's position of authority, one's fame, etc.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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

  • (noun) From Middle Dutch or Middle Low German stripe.

    From Wiktionary

  • (verb) From the first one. (cf Dutch strippen)

    From Wiktionary