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

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More