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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.


Synonymsthread


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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