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Synonyms for ribbon
ˈrɪb ənrib·bon

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  1. ribbonverb


  2. ribbonverb

    To decorate with ribbon.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. ribbon, threadnoun

    any long object resembling a thin line

    "a mere ribbon of land"; "the lighted ribbon of traffic"; "from the air the road was a grey thread"; "a thread of smoke climbed upward"

    laurel wreath, screw thread, yarn, medal, decoration, palm, typewriter ribbon, thread, medallion, train of thought

  2. decoration, laurel wreath, medal, medallion, palm, ribbonnoun

    an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event

    laurel wreath, ornamentation, typewriter ribbon, ornament, palm tree, medal, decoration, laurel, palm, bay wreath, thenar, thread, medallion

  3. ribbon, typewriter ribbonnoun

    a long strip of inked material for making characters on paper with a typewriter

    laurel wreath, medal, decoration, palm, typewriter ribbon, thread, medallion

  4. ribbonnoun

    notion consisting of a narrow strip of fine material used for trimming

    medallion, laurel wreath, thread, decoration, palm, typewriter ribbon, medal

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  1. List of paraphrases for "ribbon":

    tape, band, banda, lazo, gang, belt, bead

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  1. Jeb Bush:

    I thought the host was Amy Schumer; I totally blew it. But since it's you, we're lowering our contest fee to $1, and I'll enter yours with a donation to the Yellow Ribbon Fund.

  2. Virginia Tech:

    There's never a ribbon cutting ceremony when you fix an underground, dirty water pipe, and that's why we typically invest more in bridges and airports and other things that can be a showcase, but the danger from these pipes is real.

  3. Napoleon Bonaparte:

    Men will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.

  4. Thomas Mahn:

    Our officers are very familiar with the many ways smugglers try to evade inspection, officers learn to think creatively about where things might be hidden because drugs can be anywhere – inside books, auto parts, spools of ribbon, crepe makers, study binders, food, statues, photo frames – if there is space inside an item it could contain something illegal.

  5. Robert Benchley:

    The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon.

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