Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes
Stripe Stripe, n. [OD. strijpe a stripe, streak; akin to LG. stripe, D. streep, Dan. stribe, G. strief, striefen, MHG. striefen to glide, march.] 1. A line, or long, narrow division of anything of a different color or structure from the ground; hence, any linear variation of color or structure; as, a stripe, or streak, of red on a green ground; a raised stripe. [1913 Webster]

2. (Weaving) A pattern produced by arranging the warp threads in sets of alternating colors, or in sets presenting some other contrast of appearance. [1913 Webster]

3. A strip, or long, narrow piece attached to something of a different color; as, a red or blue stripe sewed upon a garment. [1913 Webster]

4. A stroke or blow made with a whip, rod, scourge, or the like, such as usually leaves a mark. [1913 Webster]

Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed. --Deut. xxv. 3. [1913 Webster]

5. A long, narrow discoloration of the skin made by the blow of a lash, rod, or the like. [1913 Webster]

Cruelty marked him with inglorious stripes. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

6. Color indicating a party or faction; hence, distinguishing characteristic; sign; likeness; sort; as, persons of the same political stripe. [Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster]

7. pl. (Mil.) The chevron on the coat of a noncommissioned officer. [1913 Webster]

{Stars and Stripes}. See under {Star}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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