noun (1)
\ˈstrīp \

Definition of stripe 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: a stroke or blow with a rod or lash


striped\ˈstrīpt \; striping

Definition of stripe (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

: to make stripes on or variegate with stripes


noun (2)

Definition of stripe (Entry 3 of 3)

1a : a line or long narrow section differing in color or texture from parts adjoining

b(1) : a textile design consisting of lines or bands against a plain background

(2) : a fabric with a striped design

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 : a distinct variety or sort : type persons of the same political stripe

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Other Words from stripe

Noun (2)

stripeless \ˈstrī-pləs \ adjective

Synonyms for stripe

Synonyms: Verb

band, bar, streak

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Examples of stripe in a Sentence


the children carefully striped the paper with red and blue paint

First Known Use of stripe

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above


15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for stripe

Noun (1)

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


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

Noun (2)

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

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\ˈstrīp \
striped; striping

Kids Definition of stripe

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to make stripes on



Kids Definition of stripe (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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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a state of commotion or excitement

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