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  1. an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. any long object resembling a thin line; "a mere ribbon of land"; "the lighted ribbon of traffic"; "from the air the road was a gray thread"; "a thread of smoke climbed upward" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. notion consisting of a narrow strip of fine material used for trimming Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a long strip of inked material for making characters on paper with a typewriter Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. A fillet or narrow woven fabric, commonly of silk, used for trimming some part of a woman's attire, for badges, and other decorative purposes. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A narrow strip or shred; as, a steel or magnesium ribbon; sails torn to ribbons. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Same as Rib-band. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Driving reins. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A bearing similar to the bend, but only one eighth as wide. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A silver. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To adorn with, or as with, ribbons; to mark with stripes resembling ribbons. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A fine fabric, usually of silk, satin, or velvet, woven in a narrow strip with two selvages; a strip or shred; as, a curtain torn to ribbons. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To ornament with ribbons. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To adorn with ribbons. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A fillet of silk; narrow strip. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. A narrow strip of fine stuff, as silk; any long, narrow strip. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A fillet or silk band worn by way of ornament; a narrow strip of anything. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. A narrow web of silk or other texture-generally used as trimming for some part of a lady's attire; a long narrow strip of anything. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. rib'on, n. a fillet or strip of silk: a narrow strip: (pl.) reins for driving: a shred: a watch-spring: an endless saw: (her.) a bearing considered usually as one of the subordinaries: (naut.) a painted moulding on the side of a ship--also RIB'AND, RIBB'AND.--adj. made of ribbon: having bands of different colours.--v.t. to adorn with ribbons: to stripe: to streak.--ns. RIBB'ON-BRAKE, a brake having a band which nearly surrounds the wheel whose motion is to be checked; RIBB'ON-FISH, a long, slender, compressed fish, like a ribbon; RIBB'ON-GRASS, a variety of striped canary-grass: Lady's Garter; RIBB'ONISM, a system of secret associations among the lower classes in Ireland, at its greatest height from about 1835 to 1855--from the green badge worn; RIBB'ONMAN, a member of a Ribbon society; RIBB'ON-MAP, a map printed on a long strip which winds on an axis within a case; RIBB'ON-SEAL, a North Pacific seal, banded and striped; RIBB'ON-SNAKE, a harmless striped snake abundant in the United States; RIBB'ON-STAMP, a simple form of printing-press for transferring colours to paper; RIBB'ON-WAVE, a common geometrid moth; RIBB'ON-WEED, a seaweed whose frond has a long, flat blade; RIBB'ON-WIRE, a strong tape with wire threads for strengthening garments; RIBB'ON-WORM, tapeworm.--BLUE RIBBON, the ribbon of the Order of the Garter: anything which marks the attainment of some ambition, also the object itself: the badge adopted by a teetotal society; RED RIBBON, the ribbon of the Order of the Bath. [O. Fr. riban (Fr. ruban), perh. Celt.; cf. Ir. ribin, Gael. ribean. Diez suggests Dut. ring-band, necktie, collar.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  20. (Piece or length of) silk or satin or other fine material woven into narrow band esp. for adorning costume; r. of special colour &c. worn to indicate membership of knightly order, club, college, athletic team, &c. (BLUE r.; R. Society, Irish R. -C. secret society formed in early 19th c. & associated with agrarian crime, whence Ribbonism n.); long narrow strip of anything, r. -like object or mark, (pl.) driving reins, (hang in, torn to, rr., ragged strips; handle, take, the rr., drive); r. -fish, long slender flat kinds; r. -grass, slender-leaved kind; r. -man, member of R. Society. Hence (-) ribboned a. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. [Fr.] (Her.) A diminutive of the bend, being one-sixth its size. Blue ribbon [Fr.], the ribbon suspending the badge of the order of the Garter. Red ribbon, the ribbon suspending the badge of the order of the Bath. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  22. n. [French] A fillet of fine cloth, commonly of silk or satin;— a narrow strip or shred -a piece of silk worn as an ornament by women, or as a badge by members of masonic or other societies, or as part of the insignia of an order of knighthood; -pl. The reins or lines by which a horse is guided and held. Cabinet Dictionary

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