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Definition of Ribbon

Ribbon

  1. 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.
  2. A narrow strip or shred; as, a steel or magnesium ribbon; sails torn to ribbons.
  3. Same as Rib-band.
  4. Driving reins.
  5. A bearing similar to the bend, but only one eighth as wide.
  6. A silver.
  7. To adorn with, or as with, ribbons; to mark with stripes resembling ribbons.

Ribbon Quotations

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Nike used to be known as Blue Ribbon Sports. What's now Sara Lee used to be Consolidated Foods. And Exxon was once Standard Oil Company of New Jersey. These were name changes that worked. But for all the ones that do, there are 10 or 20 that don't.
James Surowiecki

The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon.
Robert Benchley

If people are a little nervous about approaching you at the market, it's good. I'm not Chuckles The Clown. Or Bozo. I don't cut the ribbon at the opening of markets. I don't stand next to the mayor. Hit your baseball into my yard, and you'll never see it again.
Tom Waits

I use a shredder for bank statements and phone bills. Most people use ribbon shredders that cut things straight: we can put those back together in an hour. Look for a security microcut shredder, which cuts papers into confetti.
Frank Abagnale
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Ribbon Translations

ribbon in Dutch is band, lint
ribbon in French is ruban
ribbon in German is Band, Farbband
ribbon in Italian is fettuccia
ribbon in Portuguese is fita
ribbon in Spanish is cinta
ribbon in Swedish is remsa

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