Riband Rib"and, n. See {Ribbon}. [1913 Webster]

{Riband jasper} (Min.), a variety of jasper having stripes of different colors, as red and green. [1913 Webster]

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  • Riband — Rib and, n. (Naut.) See {Rib band}. Totten. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • riband — ► NOUN archaic ▪ a ribbon. ORIGIN Old French riban, probably related to BAND(Cf. ↑banding) …   English terms dictionary

  • riband — [rib′ənd, rib′ən] n. archaic var. of RIBBON …   English World dictionary

  • riband — ribbon, riband Ribbon was originally a variant of the older form riband (pronounced like ribbon with a d at the end) and is now overwhelmingly the dominant form. In general use riband is normally confined to heraldry and to sports prizes, notably …   Modern English usage

  • riband — Ribbon Rib bon, n. [OE. riban, OF. riban, F. ruban, probably of German origin; cf. D. ringband collar, necklace, E. ring circle, and band.] [Written also {riband}, {ribband}.] 1. A fillet or narrow woven fabric, commonly of silk, used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • riband — noun Etymology: Middle English, alteration of riban Date: 15th century a ribbon used especially as a decoration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • riband — /rib euhnd/, n. a decorative ribbon. [1350 1400; ME: RIBBON] * * * …   Universalium

  • riband — noun ribbon …   Wiktionary

  • riband — [ rɪb(ə)nd] noun archaic a ribbon. Origin ME: from OFr. riban, prob. from a Gmc compound of band1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • Riband — 14th & 15th century border of a garment …   Medieval glossary

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