stripe

1
[ strahyp ]
/ straɪp /

noun

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

to mark or furnish with a stripe or stripes.

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Origin of stripe

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

OTHER WORDS FROM stripe

stripe·less, adjective

Definition for stripes (2 of 3)

stripe2
[ strahyp ]
/ straɪp /

noun

a stroke with a whip, rod, etc., as in punishment.

Origin of stripe

2
1400–50; late Middle English; obscurely akin to stripe1

Definition for stripes (3 of 3)

magnetic strip

noun

a strip of magnetic material on which information may be stored, as by an electromagnetic process, for automatic reading, decoding, or recognition by a device that detects magnetic variations on the strip: a credit card with a magnetic strip to prevent counterfeiting.
Also called magnetic stripe, stripes.
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British Dictionary definitions for stripes (1 of 2)

stripe1
/ (straɪp) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for stripes (2 of 2)

stripe2
/ (straɪp) /

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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