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Noun: ribbon  ri-bun
  1. Any long object resembling a thin line
    "a mere ribbon of land"; "the lighted ribbon of traffic";
    - thread
  2. An award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
    - decoration, laurel wreath, medal, medallion, palm
  3. A long strip of inked material for making characters on paper with a typewriter
    - typewriter ribbon
  4. Notion consisting of a narrow strip of fine material used for trimming
Verb: ribbon  ri-bun
  1. Decorate with ribbons

Derived forms: ribboning, ribboned, ribbons

Type of: accolade, article, award, honor [US], honour [Brit, Cdn], laurels, notion, object, physical object, slip, strip

Part of: typewriter

Encyclopedia: Ribbon, typewriter