- 1A long narrow band or strip, typically of the same width throughout its length, differing in color or texture from the surface on either side of it: a pair of blue shorts with pink stripesMore example sentences
- I bought a black sleeveless Lycra shirt with yellow and white diagonal stripes across the chest.
- A short-sleeved turquoise T-shirt with horizontal white stripes was found near her body.
- I asked this young woman dressed in a black blouse and black skirt both of which had white pin stripes.
- 2A chevron sewn onto a uniform to denote military rank.More example sentences
- The epaulettes on the choker tunic of his black naval uniform bore the four stripes of his rank.
- He was being so proud in his uniform, showing the stripes of his rank and smiling that smile.
- Rifle squad leaders and weapon platoon section heads donned staff sergeant stripes.
- 2.1chiefly North American A type or category: entrepreneurs of all stripes are joining in the offensiveMore example sentences
- Parallel to the development of the domestic stripe is the evolution of another category - the aristocratic stripe.
- True believers of every stripe describe their vision of what taxpayer money, talent, and hope can do.
- The second and much rarer stripe of drinker is your peer, the fully functional alcoholic.
verb[with object] (usually be striped) Back to top
- Mark with stripes: her body was striped with bands of sunlightMore example sentences
- It's easy to imagine them as the pin striping grease monkeys they've often portrayed in their type promotions.
- I'm especially appreciative of the fact that sock number two is striping the same as sock number one.
- With the exception of RAID 1, the other RAID levels provide I / O load balancing by striping data across disks.
late Middle English: perhaps a back-formation from striped, of Dutch or Low German origin; compare with Middle Dutch and Middle Low German strīpe.