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stripe

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noun \ˈstrīp\

Definition of stripe

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

Origin and Etymology of stripe

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


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stripe

verb

Definition of stripe

striped

play \ˈstrīpt\;

striping

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make stripes on or variegate with stripes

Examples of stripe in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology 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


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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

stripeless

play \ˈstrī-pləs\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of stripe

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



STRIPE Defined for Kids

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stripe

play
verb \ˈstrīp\

Definition of stripe for Students

striped

;

striping

  1. :  to make stripes on


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stripe

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noun

Definition of stripe for Students

  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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