Share this entry

Share this page

stripe

Pronunciation: /straɪp/

Translation of stripe in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (narrow band) raya (feminine), lista (feminine) a white shirt with blue stripes una camisa blanca con rayas or listas azules
    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.
    1.2 [Military/Militar] galón (masculine) to get/lose one's stripes ser* ascendido/degradado
    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 (type) people of all political stripes gente de todas las tendencias (políticas) two women of similar stripe dos mujeres del mismo corte or tipo

Definition of stripe in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day botella
f
bottle …
Cultural fact of the day

The name of Spain's state-run post office is correos. Stamps can be bought in an estanco, although certified or express mail must be sent from a post office (estafeta or oficina de correos). Postboxes in Spain are silver with red and yellow hoops. There are also red boxes for urgent mail. In Latin America correo, in the singular, means both a post office and the mail system.