stripe

Definitions

  • I see you've got stripes
    I see you've got stripes
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stripe mark with stripes
    • n stripe an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material
    • n stripe a narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background "a green toad with small black stripes or bars","may the Stars and Stripes forever wave"
    • n stripe a kind or category "businessmen of every stripe joined in opposition to the proposal"
    • n stripe V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service "they earned their stripes in Kuwait"
    • n stripe a piece of braid, usually on the sleeve, indicating military rank or length of service
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Striped Maple. Moosewood. Whistlewood Striped Maple. Moosewood. Whistlewood

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are no two zebras who have stripes that are exactly the same
    • Stripe 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.
    • Stripe A long, narrow discoloration of the skin made by the blow of a lash, rod, or the like. "Cruelty marked him with inglorious stripes ."
    • Stripe (Weaving) A pattern produced by arranging the warp threads in sets of alternating colors, or in sets presenting some other contrast of appearance.
    • Stripe A strip, or long, narrow piece attached to something of a different color; as, a red or blue stripe sewed upon a garment.
    • Stripe A stroke or blow made with a whip, rod, scourge, or the like, such as usually leaves a mark. "Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed."
    • Stripe Color indicating a party or faction; hence, distinguishing characteristic; sign; likeness; sort; as, persons of the same political stripe .
    • Stripe (Mil) The chevron on the coat of a noncommissioned officer.
    • Stripe To make stripes upon; to form with lines of different colors or textures; to variegate with stripes.
    • Stripe To strike; to lash.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur
    • n stripe A streak of a different color from that of the ground; a long narrow division of something of a different color from the ground: as, a stripe of red on a green ground; hence, any linear variation of color. Compare streak, stria, striga.
    • n stripe A narrow piece attached to something of a different color or texture: as, the red stripe on the leg of a soldier's trousers.
    • n stripe Generally, a strip or narrow piece.
    • n stripe A long narrow discolored mark made on flesh by the stroke of a lash or rod; a wale; hence, a stroke made with a lash, whip, rod, strap, or scourge.
    • n stripe A blow; a stroke.
    • n stripe Distinctive color; particular kind or character; hence, distinguishing characteristic: as, a politician of the Republican stripe.
    • stripe To make stripes upon; form with lines of different colors; variegate with stripes.
    • stripe To strike; lash.
    • stripe To thrust.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Sumatran tiger has the most stripes of all the tiger subspecies, the Siberian tiger has the least.
    • n Stripe strīp a blow, esp. one made with a lash, rod, &c.: a wale or discoloured mark made by a lash or rod: a line, or long narrow division of a different colour from the ground: kind, particular sort: striped cloth
    • v.t Stripe to make stripes upon: to form with lines of different colours
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Idioms

All ages and stripes - A shorthand for expressing a diversity of folks in a group
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Stars and stripes - The stars and stripes is the American flag.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OD. strijpe, a stripe, streak; akin to LG. stripe, D. streep, Dan. stribe, G. strief, striefen, MHG. striefen, to glide, march

Usage

In literature:

And yet, the stripe is more than just a mere stripe.
"A Soldier of the Legion" by C. N. Williamson
Striped Chipmunk said nothing but slipped it into his pocket.
"Mother West Wind's Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
The striped hyena, although the best known, is in my opinion the least interesting of his kind.
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid
Three red stripes were on the forehead, and there was a red moustache, there being also green stripes on the yellow cheeks.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
This flag was chiefly used until the adoption of the stars and stripes.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Patient I was: Love pitiful grew then And strok'd the stripes, and I was whole again.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
The handle of the tool was curiously striped with colors.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
It has also been asserted that the stripe on each shoulder is sometimes double.
"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin
A little striped chipmunk sat up on a neighboring stump and took note.
"Pathfinder" by Alan Douglas
It is formed of the British union-jack, with alternate blue, red, and white stripes.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
The full grown insect is short and thick with a hard shell, striped with yellow and black.
"An Elementary Study of Insects" by Leonard Haseman
In Central and South America there are a great many species of striped and spotted cats, known generally as tiger cats.
"Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found" by Mayne Reid
The Jewish women wore the O and also a veil across which were yellow stripes.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
The pattern and design are light stripes and checks of small dimensions.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
Some of the peppermints were pink, and some were striped red and white.
"Cricket at the Seashore" by Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
Ivar brought beautiful striped cloth from there, and wonderful, sweet-smelling waters.
"Viking Tales" by Jennie Hall
The checker pigs had checker bibs on, the striped pigs had striped bibs on.
"Rootabaga Stories" by Carl Sandburg
I suttinly would admire to see dat yaller man wearin' a striped suit of clothes.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
Dangers and obstructions which may be passed on either hand are marked by buoys with red and black horizontal stripes.
"Lectures in Navigation" by Ernest Gallaudet Draper
Centre of alternate stripes of one inch width blue, and half-inch white stripes.
"How to make rugs" by Candace Wheeler
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In poetry:

But his—God kept it safe from harm.
He toiled, and dared, and earned command;
And those three stripes upon his arm
Were more to me than gold or land.
"The Mango-Tree" by Charles Kingsley
Let the little troubled life-god within
Cast his veils from the still soul,
His tiger-stripes of virtue and sin,
His clamour and glamour and thole and dole;
"Musa Spiritus" by Aurobindo Ghose
"God is our witness," the victims cried,
We suffer for Him who for all men died;
The wrong ye do has been done before,
We bear the stripes that the Master bore!
"How The Women Went From Dover" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Float out, oh flag, o'er Freedom's noblest types!
Float out, oh flag, all free of blot or stain!
Float out, oh flag, the "Roses" in thy stripes
Forever blent again!
"Arms And The Man - The Flag Of The Republic" by James Barron Hope
Stripes which our flag adorn,
Like the first rays of morn,
Darkness dispersing and heralding day:
Joyful your mission be,
Truthful your prophecy,
Happy the land under Liberty's sway!
"National Song" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
He wore twin stripes of gold upon
And empty tunic sleeve;
His eyes were blue, his face so young
One hardly cold believe
That he had seen the death and hate
That make the whole world grieve.
"The Kitchener Chap" by Anonymous British

In news:

It seems just about every local road had their yellow and white stripes repainted this summer, from the Thruway to the Northway and the entire stretch of Western Ave in Guilderland.
Salvador Reza in stripes after his unlawful arrest by an MCSO goon squad.
Her last Grammy was in 1972-but last night, Loretta Lynn and producer/duet partner Jack White of The White Stripes took home the trophy for Best Country Album for Van Lear Rose.
You consider yourself a vegetable aficionado, buying brussels sprouts by the stalk, munching beets of every stripe and crunching roasted kale chips with abandon.
Governments of all stripes cut lake research.
Desmond Tutu calls for axing 'Stars Earn Stripes.
This Striped Meadowhawk dragonfly on a pansy was taken in my garden last August.
Stars and Stripes to Drool Over.
Stars and Stripes to Drool Over .
Ton Kalkman of Holland holds a small schoolie striped bass he caught on one of his annual fishing trips to Martha's Vineyard.
Jack White of The White Stripes performs during the fourth and final day of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival June 17, 2007 in Manchester, Tennessee.
With horizontal stripes, keep the rest of the outfit sleek.
When most sportsmen from this region think of visiting the Chesapeake Bay, the first thing that usually comes to mind is striped bass.
From left are fifth-grader Champagne Ware, in stripes.
A striped pashmina made Kristen Bell 's simple outfit pop at the Miss Sixty show.
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In science:

Suppose that within a certain stripe the effective in-plane dielectric constant of a film is enhanced by some small value ǫ1 ≪ ǫ.
Coherent Random Lasing and "Almost Localized" Photon Modes
Then such a stripe can play a role of a waveguide, i.e., it can capture a transverse mode, as it is illustrated in Fig. 3.
Coherent Random Lasing and "Almost Localized" Photon Modes
Horizontal stripes on the vertical bars indicate the the best estimated value and the statistical uncertainties.
Diagnosis, prescription and prognosis of a Bell-state filter by quantum process tomography
We describe in this part our destriping algorithm that reduces significantly the amplitude of those stripes.
IRIS: A new generation of IRAS maps
In the Fourier space, such stripes give extra-power in well-defined azimuthal directions that can be identified and corrected (Fig. 1).
IRIS: A new generation of IRAS maps
Their main effect is to lower significantly the contrast of stripes in Fourier space, especially at large wavenumbers k .
IRIS: A new generation of IRAS maps
This procedure was repeated twice on artificially rotated FFT pattern (to detect stripes with direction falling between two bins).
IRIS: A new generation of IRAS maps
In brighter regions, the contribution of the stripes becomes smaller compared to the galactic emission, leading to a still better recoverage of the simulated map.
IRIS: A new generation of IRAS maps
These figures show that the destriping described in § 3.2 removed very efficiently the stripes at all wavelengths.
IRIS: A new generation of IRAS maps
Observe that the corresponding ’stripe’ and ’graph’ sets are again
On o-minimality of extensions of $\R$ by restricted generic smooth functions
Rs ,Rs−1 (Gi,H ) into ’stripe’ and ’graph’ sets, generated by the functions g1 , .., gl , is such that the set π−1 Rs ,Rs−1 (Gi,H ) ∩ A is a union of elements from this partition.
On o-minimality of extensions of $\R$ by restricted generic smooth functions
The stripes are labeled by the position of their top boundary.
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
We then place within the stripes a number of dimers, i.e. vertical segments of length 1 (see Fig.7-(a)).
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
In a canonical representation, we may place all the dimers at integer horizontal coordinates within their respective stripes with the requirement that these coordinates be negative or zero and maximal (see Fig.7-(b)).
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
Each such triangle has its horizontal edge on a line separating stripes.
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
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