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stripe

play
noun \ˈstrīp\

Definition of stripe

  1. :  a stroke or blow with a rod or lash



Origin of stripe

Middle English, welt, long scar, blow, probably from stripe band on a garment


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with stripe


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stripe

transitive verb

Definition of stripe

striped play \ˈstrīpt\ strip·ing

  1. :  to make stripes on or variegate with stripes



Examples of stripe

  1. <the children carefully striped the paper with red and blue paint>



Origin of stripe

Middle English, to place bands or edging on (a garment), from Middle Dutch stripan, from stripe, strepe stripe; akin to Middle High German strīfe stripe


First Known Use: 15th century


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stripe

noun

Definition of stripe

  1. 1a :  a line or long narrow section differing in color or texture from parts adjoiningb (1) :  a textile design consisting of lines or bands against a plain background (2) :  a fabric with a striped design

  2. 2 :  a narrow strip of braid or embroidery usually in the shape of a bar, arc, or chevron that is worn (as on the sleeve of a military uniform) to indicate rank or length of service

  3. 3 :  a distinct variety or sort :  type <persons of the same political stripe>

stripe·less play \ˈstrī-pləs\ adjective


Origin of stripe

Middle English, band or stripe on a garment, in part from stripen, verb, in part from Middle Dutch stripe


First Known Use: 15th century



STRIPE Defined for Kids

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stripe

play
verb \ˈstrīp\

Definition of stripe

stripedstrip·ing

  1. :  to make stripes on




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stripe

play
noun

Definition of stripe

  1. 1 :  a line or long narrow section differing in color or appearance from the background <The shirt is black with red stripes.>

  2. 2 :  a piece of material often with a special design worn (as on a sleeve) to show military rank or length of service <a sergeant's stripes>





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