- torn or ragged strips; shreds: clothes torn to ribbons.
- reins for driving.
Origin of ribbon
OTHER WORDS FROM ribbonrib·bon·like, rib·bon·y, adjectiveun·rib·boned, adjective
Words nearby ribbon
How to use ribbon in a sentence
He was always knocking the ribbon out, and I was putting it always in.
Display tarps, marking ribbon, or your blaze-orange hunting vest.
The Office Superstore opened its first store in Brighton, Massachusetts in 1986, less than a year after the idea came to founder, Tom Stemberg, who struggled to get a replacement ribbon for his typewriter over the July 4th weekend.Best office chair: Get comfy, stay productive with our office furniture picks|PopSci Commerce Team|January 11, 2021|Popular-Science
“In here would be total destruction,” Soreng said, pointing to woods between the ribbons and the bridge.Biologists say a wider American Legion Bridge would destroy critical research site|Katherine Shaver|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
Bringing fabric into a tree, with ribbon, really can help provide contrast.Seven ways to elevate your holiday decorating, according to the pros at Biltmore|Virginia Brown|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
He was one of living symbols of “White Ribbon Revolution” of 2012, always in black, slim, shaved, almost a monk.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At various times, we had spoken about honors--Hitchcock had been awarded the Légion d'Honneur and wore a ribbon in his lapel.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it was a real gong and it came with a nice ribbon and a letter from the Queen.
But the WTC ribbon is from the attack on 9/11, which saw Baugh race to the scene after the first plane struck.
As a cook, after college, I drank Pabst Blue Ribbon along with the rest of the team.
The badge of the order was a ribbon, striped black, white and yellow, and the device something like an icicle.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Henrietta had been dressed in a clean slip and the smartest hair ribbon she owned.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose
For young ladies, at home, ribbon or velvet are the most suitable materials for a head-dress.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
She is coming, my children—mes enfants, as Tommy will say when he gets his job as ribbon starcher to the French ambassador.First Plays|A. A. Milne
The veil had slipped and might easily have been mistaken for a ribbon confining the queue at the base of the head.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton