from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A long narrow band distinguished, as by color or texture, from the surrounding material or surface.
- n. A textile pattern of parallel bands or lines on a contrasting background.
- n. A fabric having such a pattern.
- n. A strip of cloth or braid worn on a uniform to indicate rank, awards received, or length of service; a chevron.
- n. Sort; kind: "All Fascists are not of one mind, one stripe” ( Lillian Hellman).
- transitive v. To mark with stripes or a stripe.
- n. A stroke or blow, as with a whip.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A long, straight region of a single colour.
- n. The badge worn by certain officers in the military or other forces.
- n. A long narrow mark left by striking with a lash or rod; by extension, such a stroke.
- v. To mark with stripes.
- v. To distribute data across several separate physical disks to reduce the time to read and write.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A line, or long, narrow division of anything of a different color or structure from the ground; hence, any linear variation of color or structure
- n. A pattern produced by arranging the warp threads in sets of alternating colors, or in sets presenting some other contrast of appearance.
- n. A strip, or long, narrow piece attached to something of a different color.
- n. A stroke or blow made with a whip, rod, scourge, or the like, such as usually leaves a mark.
- n. A long, narrow discoloration of the skin made by the blow of a lash, rod, or the like.
- n. Color indicating a party or faction; hence, distinguishing characteristic; sign; likeness; sort.
- n. The chevron on the coat of a noncommissioned officer.
- transitive v. To make stripes upon; to form with lines of different colors or textures; to variegate with stripes.
- transitive v. To strike; to lash.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make stripes upon; form with lines of different colors; variegate with stripes.
- To strike; lash.
- To thrust.
- n. A streak of a different color from that of the ground; a long narrow division of something of a different color from the ground: as, a stripe of red on a green ground; hence, any linear variation of color. Compare streak, stria, striga.
- n. A narrow piece attached to something of a different color or texture: as, the red stripe on the leg of a soldier's trousers.
- n. Generally, a strip or narrow piece.
- n. A long narrow discolored mark made on flesh by the stroke of a lash or rod; a wale; hence, a stroke made with a lash, whip, rod, strap, or scourge.
- n. A blow; a stroke.
- n. Distinctive color; particular kind or character; hence, distinguishing characteristic: as, a politician of the Republican stripe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a kind or category
- n. V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service
- n. an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material
- n. a piece of braid, usually on the sleeve, indicating military rank or length of service
- v. mark with stripes
- n. a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background
The excluded stripe is turquoise in colour and is taking it ` s case to the European Court of Human Rights.
The stripe from the left side of the collar extends down to the side of the shirt.
All the inference is that without your pin stripe suit and your four hand tie, you are beneath his contempt.
No yellow anymore -- just black highlighted with a jagged blue stripe from the fingers of one hand to the fingers of the other.
The person who worked on it second passed on the brown stripe from the narrow inner border to me, and although I included a small bit of it, I thought it really wanted to be the binding, so I have left most of it for the next person to use as binding.
In some cases, where the cause or politician is a bit more authoritarian in stripe, the weirdness comes from the deathly serious tense tight-lipped intolerant besuited clones who populate the gathering, or the Stepford-like blandness of the party faithful.
The red stripe is the path Von Stauffenberg would take to the meeting room.
The idea that play of any stripe is always an irrelevant diversion is a misconception.
That wheat-colored ball with the blue stripe is the same size and weight as an NFL ball, and the players wear standard football gear.
The yellow stripe is a flange (i.e. loose flap) which is kind of quirky ...