ribbon

[ rib-uh n ]
/ ˈrɪb ən /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to form in ribbonlike strips.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite

Origin of ribbon

1520–30; variant of Middle English riban(d) < Old French, variant of r (e)uban, perhaps < Germanic. See band2

OTHER WORDS FROM ribbon

rib·bon·like, rib·bon·y, adjectiveun·rib·boned, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for ribbon

British Dictionary definitions for ribbon

ribbon
/ (ˈrɪbən) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived forms of ribbon

ribbon-like or ribbony, adjective

Word Origin for ribbon

C14 ryban, from Old French riban, apparently of Germanic origin; probably related to ring 1, band ²
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012