Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “ribbon”

See all translations

ribbon

noun [C/U]  /ˈrɪb·ən/ us  
a long, narrow strip of material used to tie things together or as a decoration: [U] He tied the present with ribbon. [C] fig. A ribbon of road stretched before us. A ribbon is also the narrow strip of material that contains the ink for a typewriter or computer printer .
Translations of “ribbon”
in Korean 리본…
in Arabic شَريط…
in French ruban…
in Turkish şerit, kurdele…
in Italian nastro…
in Chinese (Traditional) (捆紮或裝飾用的)帶子,絲帶,緞帶, 勳帶,綬帶, (打字機的)色帶…
in Russian лента…
in Polish wstążka…
in Spanish cinta…
in Portuguese fita…
in German das Band…
in Catalan cinta…
in Japanese リボン, 飾りひも…
in Chinese (Simplified) (捆扎或装饰用的)带子,丝带,缎带, 勋带,绶带, (打字机的)色带…
(Definition of ribbon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of ribbon?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “ribbon”

Definitions of “ribbon” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hyphen

the symbol -, used to join two words together, or to show that a word has been divided into two parts at the end of one line and the beginning of the next

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More