A long, narrow strip of fabric, used especially for tying something or for decoration
a hat decorated with red and white ribbons
Narrow ribbon used for decorative purposes; a piece of this.
A badge made of blue ribbon and given as first prize to the winner of a competition
A narrow gauze ribbon with satin stripes.
An award given for coming in second in a competition
A type of seat having a back panel carved or shaped to form a pattern resembling ribbons and bows; a back panel of this type.
Geology a bed comprising narrow horizontal layers of rock.
Any of several varieties of sugar cane having stalks with red or purplish vertical stripes; formerly also called †riband cane.
A coil comprising a flat wound length of metal, typically copper.
A letter, document, etc., printed directly from a typewriter ribbon; an original copy of a typed letter or document.
Any of various ferns having ribbon-like fronds, especially (in later use) the adder's tongue Ophioglossum pendulum.
Any of several eucalypts having bark that peels in strips; especially the manna gum, Eucalyptus viminalis.
A garment produced by knitting with ribbon or a ribbon-like yarn.
A piece of ribbon knotted in the middle and used for decorative purposes.
A long narrow lake, typically formed by glacial erosion.
= ribbon microphone.
A small seal, Histriophoca (or Phoca) fasciata (family Phocidae), which is dark brown with several prominent whitish bands and occurs locally in subarctic areas of the North Pacific.
A brown alga of the genera Fucus or Laminaria.
A chiefly aquatic worm with an elongated, unsegmented, flattened body that is typically brightly colored and tangled in knots, and a long proboscis for catching food
A carved area on a stone in which runes are engraved.
A ribbon of green colour worn as the badge of the Levellers during the English Civil War (1642–8), and of the associated King's Head Club (founded 1675); frequently attributive in Green Ribbon Club (the later name of the King's Head Club), green ribbon man. Now historical.
A ribbon of specific colours and design for attaching a particular medal or for wearing without a medal.
= paper tape.
= razor wire.
(Of a seat) having a back panel carved or shaped to form a pattern resembling ribbons and bows.
A spool on which ribbon, lace, etc., is wound.
A decorative border suggestive of a ribbon; specifically a narrow strip of ground planted with flowers, shrubs, etc., used as a border in a garden.
A cable for transmitting electronic signals consisting of several insulated wires connected together to form a flat ribbon
= ribbon parachute.
A person who sells ribbons or other small items, typically in a department store; a shop assistant; (in extended use) an amateurish or unadventurous person.
= ribbon grain.
A stripe that is visible in the grain of mahogany and certain other hardwoods when quarter-sawn; frequently attributive.
Another term for tape grass.
Any of several plants typically having narrow, variegated strap-like leaves; especially the spider plant, Chlorophytum comosum, and the tropical plant Dracaena sanderiana, both commonly grown as house plants.
A type of shirt decorated with ribbons, worn by members of certain North American Indian groups as part of their traditional costume.
Any of several snakes with very slender bodies; specifically either of two striped North American colubrid snakes, Thamnophis sauritus and T. proximus, which are related to the garter snakes.
A person who weaves ribbons, especially as an occupation.
The odontophore or radula of a mollusc.
Perform an opening ceremony, typically by formally cutting a ribbon across the entrance to somewhere
= ribbon development.
A ceremonial or formal opening of a building, road, etc., originally and especially by means of cutting a ribbon stretched across the entrance; frequently attributive, especially in ribbon-cutting ceremony.
A Loyalist secret society formed in the north and northwest of Ireland early in the 19th cent. in direct opposition to the Orange Order.
A thin strip or wire of magnesium prepared for burning.
A corded tape used in dressmaking and millinery for stiffening.
= Ribbon Society.
A pick-up cartridge on a gramophone or record player that works on the same principle as a ribbon microphone.
(Of a road, piece of land, etc.) forming a ribbon development; that has houses, etc., built along it.
The building of houses along a main road, especially one leading out of a town or city
Lightning with multiple strokes in which strong winds blow each successive stroke away from the previous one, producing a ribbon-like sheet of light.