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Definition of 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

Yes, sir. I'm a real Southern boy. I got a red neck, white socks, and Blue Ribbon beer.
Billy Carter

I just like doing silly girly things. If I wrap a gift, I like to use specials ribbon and hot glue, silk flowers and things.
Barbara Mandrell

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

The State of the Union may look rosy from the White House balcony or the suites of George Bush's wealthiest donors. But hardworking Americans will see through this president's efforts to wrap his radical agenda with a compassionate ribbon.
Howard Dean
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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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