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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch or Middle Low German stripe, Dutch strippen

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /st(ʃ)ɹaɪp/
  • (US, Canada) IPA(key): /st(ʃ)ɹʌɪp/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪp

NounEdit

stripe (plural stripes)

  1. A long, straight region of a single colour.
  2. (in the plural) The badge worn by certain officers in the military or other forces.
  3. (informal) Distinguishing characteristic; sign; likeness; sort.
    persons of the same political stripe
    • 20 May 2018, Hadley Freeman in The Guardian, Is Meghan Markle the American the royals have needed all along?
      Everyone I spoke to had waved flags at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding, had camped out for Diana’s funeral and, in some cases, her ill-fated wedding. (No one mentioned going to Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s now all-but forgotten wedding, and yet the awkward truth is that Harry and Meghan’s marriage is no more significant than that one was, in terms of lineage.) Not being a royalist of any stripe, I’d not been to any of those.
  4. A long narrow mark left by striking with a lash or rod; by extension, such a stroke.
    • Bible, Deuteronomy xxv. 3
      Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed.
    • Thomson
      Cruelty marked him with inglorious stripes.
    • 1610, The Tempest, by Shakespeare, act 1 scene 2
      Thou most lying slave, / Whom stripes may move, not kindness!
  5. (weaving) A pattern produced by arranging the warp threads in sets of alternating colours, or in sets presenting some other contrast of appearance.

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VerbEdit

stripe (third-person singular simple present stripes, present participle striping, simple past and past participle striped)

  1. (transitive) To mark with stripes.
  2. (transitive) To lash with a whip or strap.
    • 2010, Susan Gore, A Blessing of Sunshine & Wrath, →ISBN, page 13:
      I did try to ask questions and talk to Nanny but different things but that was considered "Talking back" or sassing which resulted in the striping of the legs or mashing of one's mouth, and then being put in the dark closet until the crying stopped.
    • 2012, Mark Fiege, The Republic of Nature: An Environmental History of the United States, →ISBN:
      But when practice yielded no improvement, curses and the crack of a whip followed. Stripped, lying face down on the ground, Platt absorbed the master's rage, lash after lash striping his buttocks, shoulders, and back.
  3. (transitive, computing) To distribute data across several separate physical disks to reduce the time to read and write.

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Old Norse strípaðr, stripóttr, stríprendr and strip n.

NounEdit

stripe f, m (definite singular stripa or stripen, indefinite plural striper, definite plural stripene)

  1. a stripe
  2. a strip

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Old Norse strípaðr, stripóttr, stríprendr and strip n.

NounEdit

stripe f (definite singular stripa, indefinite plural striper, definite plural stripene)

  1. a stripe
  2. a strip

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