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Meaning of RIBBON

Pronunciation:  'ribun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  notion consisting of a narrow strip of fine material used for trimming
  2. [n]  a long strip of inked material for making characters on paper with a typewriter
  3. [n]  an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
  4. [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"

RIBBON is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing floating ribbons floating in your dream means pleasant companions.