from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thin, narrow groove or channel.
- n. A thin line or band, especially one of several that are parallel or close together: a characteristic stria of contractile tissue.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A stripe, usually one of a set of parallel stripes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A minute groove, or channel; a threadlike line, as of color; a narrow structural band or line; a striation.
- n. A fillet between the flutes of columns, pilasters, or the like.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anat., zoöl., and botany, a stripe or streak; a line, or linear marking, whether of elevation or depression—as a ridge or a furrow—or of texture or color. See cuts under brain, muscle, and Diatomaceæ.
- n. In architecture, a fillet between the flutes of columns, pilasters, and the like.
- n. In pathology, a linear hemorrhagic macula.
- n. An imperfection in the form of a streak or band, whether a discoloration or an irregularity of structure, especially in glass.
- n. plural In electricity, the peculiar stratifications of the light observed in vacuum-tubes (Geissler tubes) upon the passage of an electrical discharge.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of a number of tiny parallel grooves such as: the scratches left by a glacier on rocks or the streaks or ridges in muscle tissue
- n. a stripe or stripes of contrasting color
Latin; see streig- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin stria ("furrow"). (Wiktionary)