Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A ribbon, especially one used as a decoration.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An obsolete or archaic form of ribbon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Naut.) See rib-band.
  • noun See ribbon.
  • noun (Min.) a variety of jasper having stripes of different colors, as red and green.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun ribbon

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a ribbon used as a decoration

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, variant of riban; see ribbon.]

Examples

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  • Hardly had they got below, before away went the fore topmast staysail, blown to ribands.

    - Richard Henry Dana Jr., Two Years Before the Mast, ch. 25

    September 9, 2008