the Stars and Stripes

plural noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the Stars and Stripes

: the flag of the United States

Word by Word Definitions

star play stars
  1. : a natural luminous body visible in the sky especially at night

  2. : a self-luminous gaseous spheroidal celestial body of great mass which produces energy by means of nuclear fusion reactions

  3. : a planet or a configuration of the planets that is held in astrology to influence one's destiny or fortune

  1. : to sprinkle or adorn with stars

  2. : to mark with a star as being preeminent

  3. : to mark with an asterisk

  1. : of, relating to, or being a star

  2. : of outstanding excellence : preeminent

stripe play stripes
  1. : a stroke or blow with a rod or lash

  1. : to make stripes on or variegate with stripes

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

  2. : a textile design consisting of lines or bands against a plain background

  3. : a fabric with a striped design


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