striped

[strahypt, strahy-pid]

adjective

having stripes or bands.

Nearby words

  1. strip-mine,
  2. strip-search,
  3. stripe,
  4. stripe rust,
  5. stripe smut,
  6. striped bass,
  7. striped gopher,
  8. striped hyena,
  9. striped killifish,
  10. striped maple

Origin of striped

First recorded in 1610–20; stripe1 + -ed3

Related formsnon·striped, adjective

stripe

1
[strahyp]

noun

a relatively long, narrow band of a different color, appearance, weave, material, or nature from the rest of a surface or thing: the stripes of a zebra.
a fabric or material containing such a band or bands.
a strip of braid, tape, or the like.
stripes,
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
a strip, or long, narrow piece of anything: a stripe of beach.
a streak or layer of a different nature within a substance.
style, variety, sort, or kind: a man of quite a different stripe.
Also called magnetic stripe. Movies. a strip of iron oxide layer on the edge of a film that is used for recording and reproducing a magnetic sound track.

verb (used with object), striped, strip·ing.

to mark or furnish with a stripe or stripes.

Origin of stripe

1
1620–30; < Middle Dutch or Middle Low German strīpe; see strip2, stripe2

Related formsstripe·less, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for striped

striped

adjective

marked or decorated with stripes

stripe

1

noun

a relatively long band of distinctive colour or texture that differs from the surrounding material or background
a fabric having such bands
a strip, band, or chevron of fabric worn on a military uniform, etc, esp one that indicates rank
mainly US and Canadian kind; sort; typea man of a certain stripe

verb

(tr) to mark with a stripe or stripes

Word Origin for stripe

C17: probably from Middle Dutch strīpe; related to Middle High German strīfe, of obscure origin

stripe

2

noun

a stroke from a whip, rod, cane, etc

Word Origin for stripe

C15: perhaps from Middle Low German strippe; related to stripe 1

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Word Origin and History for striped
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