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1. ribbon

noun. ['ˈrɪbən'] any long object resembling a thin line.

Synonyms

  • blade
  • object
  • thread

Antonyms

  • roughness
  • stand still
  • give
  • dress

Etymology

  • riban (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Ribbon

  • fitzgibbon
  • mckibbon
  • mckibbin
  • mckibben
  • mcgibbon
  • plybon
  • gribben
  • hibben
  • gibbon
  • ibn

Example sentences of the word ribbon


1. Noun, singular or mass
Tie the ribbon around the handle of the cake knife to make a bow.

Quotes containing the word ribbon


1. Christmas crept into Pine Cove like a creeping Christmas thing: dragging garland, ribbon, and sleigh bells, oozing eggnog, reeking of pine, and threatening festive doom like a cold sore under the mistletoe.
- Christopher Moore, The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror

2. You know that we've got a few problems we need to talk through before we get married.""I'm not getting rid of Pooh.""See, there you go being antagonistic. Marriage means learning to compromise.""I didn't say I wouldn't compromise. I promise to take the ribbon out of her topknot before you walk her.
- Susan Elizabeth Phillips, It Had to Be You

3. Mine was a patchwork God, sewn together from bits of rag and ribbon, Eastern and Western, pagan and Hebrew, everything but the kitchen sink and Jesus.
- Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

2. ribbon-shaped

adjective. shaped in the form of a ribbon.

Antonyms

  • amorphous

3. blue-ribbon

adjective. selected or chosen for special qualifications.

Synonyms

  • select

Antonyms

  • worst
  • low

4. ribbon-leaved_water_plantain

noun. a variety of water plantain.

Synonyms

  • water plantain

5. ribbon

noun. ['ˈrɪbən'] notion consisting of a narrow strip of fine material used for trimming.

Synonyms

  • notion
  • riband

Antonyms

  • dishonor
  • disrepute
  • infamy

Etymology

  • riban (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. ribbon

noun. ['ˈrɪbən'] a long strip of inked material for making characters on paper with a typewriter.

Synonyms

  • strip
  • typewriter ribbon
  • typewriter

Antonyms

  • disrespect
  • refuse
  • unrighteousness
  • natural object

Etymology

  • riban (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. ribbon

noun. ['ˈrɪbən'] an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event.

Synonyms

  • laurels
  • Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Distinguished Service Cross
  • Croix de Guerre
  • medallion
  • accolade
  • medal
  • Purple Heart
  • honor
  • Distinguished Service Medal
  • award
  • Distinguished Service Order
  • palm
  • honour
  • Air Medal
  • Distinguished Conduct Medal
  • Medal of Honor
  • Congressional Medal of Honor
  • Silver Star Medal
  • Navy Cross
  • Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Bronze Star
  • laurel wreath
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Medaille Militaire
  • Order of the Purple Heart
  • Silver Star
  • decoration

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • disarrange
  • overgarment
  • better

Etymology

  • riban (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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