- a number or combination of such strips, worn on a military, naval, or other uniform as a badge of rank, service, good conduct, combat wounds, etc.
- Informal. status or recognition as a result of one's efforts, experience, or achievements: She earned her stripes as a traveling sales representative and then moved up to district manager.
verb (used with object), striped, strip·ing.
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Terrorists of most stripes are already celebrating the “relief” that has come with the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to cause turmoil in many of the world’s biggest nations, including the United States.Butterfly Effect: Pandemic Shrouds Terrorist Activities|Charu Kasturi|September 3, 2020|Ozy
In an era upended by pandemic and recession, companies of all stripes have scrambled to survive, let alone innovate and scale.Shopify, Chewy and Ally are Resilience Awards finalists|Digiday Awards|September 1, 2020|Digiday
Dončić poured in 42 points, connecting on 13 of his 21 shots from the field and 14 of 15 from the charity stripe.Monster Games In The NBA Playoffs Aren’t Automatically Translating To Wins|Jared Dubin|August 26, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
As an innovation consultant, I regularly work with clients of all stripes.How can you be more innovative? Try the what-if method|Duncan Wardle|August 19, 2020|Quartz
He ended the evening with just 23 points, three assists, 11 shots and six attempts from the charity stripe.The Raptors’ Defense Is Almost Never The Same, But It’s Always Really Good|Jared Dubin|August 17, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
New moms and dads of every stripe want their kids to grow up healthy and happy and successful.
There were low-slung skirts, exposed midriffs and jutting hips, column dresses, and every kind of stripe you could imagine.Marc Jacobs' Spring Summer 2013 Show: Walk The Line|Isabel Wilkinson|September 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They look fearsome on the surface, and, yes, I and others of my stripe complain about the Democrats a lot.Obstinate Congressional GOP and Supreme Court Conservatives Reject Compromise|Michael Tomasky|July 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Profiteers of every stripe were involved in the contraband cotton trade, including many army officers.What Happened When General Grant Expelled Civil War Jews|Marc Wortman|March 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Africa has skipped a technological generation, bypassing the landlines that stripe our Western skies for the wireless way.The World Is Getting Better, Argues New Book, ‘Abundance’|Sam Harris|February 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There is a grayish or brown dark stripe from the nostril to the eye; the stripe continues to the groin.A Distributional Study of the Amphibians of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico|William E. Duellman
When matching stripes or plaids always turn on the line where the color changes, never through the middle of a stripe.Handicraft for Girls|Idabelle McGlauflin
And to see the things he brought back from Oxford—quince–coloured, with a stripe that wide, like one of my fancy gourds.Cradock Nowell, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Richard Doddridge Blackmore
This afternoon's up-journey between Havre and Rouen has been a stripe of pure bliss with no war about it at all.
At a turn in the road in the mountains yesterday, there stood a statue of Rob Roy painted every stripe to life.The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume I|Burton J. Hendrick