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English noun: ribbon

1. ribbon (object) any long object resembling a thin line

SamplesA mere ribbon of land.
The lighted ribbon of traffic.
From the air the road was a grey thread.
A thread of smoke climbed upward.


Broader (hypernym)object, physical object

Narrower (hyponym)blade

2. ribbon (communication) an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event

Synonymsdecoration, laurel wreath, medal, medallion, palm

Broader (hypernym)accolade, award, honor, honour, laurels

Narrower (hyponym)Air Medal, Bronze Star, Bronze Star Medal, Congressional Medal of Honor, Croix de Guerre, Distinguished Conduct Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Order, Medaille Militaire, Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, Oak Leaf Cluster, Order of the Purple Heart, Purple Heart, Silver Star, Silver Star Medal, Victoria Cross

3. ribbon (artifact) a long strip of inked material for making characters on paper with a typewriter

Synonymstypewriter ribbon

Broader (hypernym)slip, strip

Part meronymtypewriter

4. ribbon (artifact) notion consisting of a narrow strip of fine material used for trimming

Broader (hypernym)notion

Narrower (hyponym)riband, ribband

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