a long narrow band or strip, typically of the same width throughout its length, differing in color or texture from the surface on either side of it:
a pair of blue shorts with pink stripes.
a blow with a scourge or lash.
a chevron sewn onto a uniform to denote military rank.
a type or category:
entrepreneurs of all stripes are joining in the offensive.
v. [tr.] (usu. be striped)
mark with stripes:
her body was striped with bands of sunlight.
, hype, mistype, pipe, ripe, sipe, slype, snipe, stripe, swipe, tripe, type, wipe
•guttersnipe • bagpipe • standpipe
•tailpipe • drainpipe • pitchpipe
•windpipe • hornpipe • blowpipe
•stovepipe • hosepipe • soilpipe
•pinstripe • archetype • logotype
•phenotype • linotype • Monotype
•electrotype • daguerreotype
•subtype • stereotype • collotype
•prototype • sideswipe
narrow portion of a surface, esp. of different colour or texture XVII; narrow strip of cloth, etc., e.g. chevron of soldier's uniform XIX. perh. back-formation on pp. striped
(XV or XVI) marked with narrow bands, poss. of LG. or Du. orig.; cf. MLG., MDu. strīpe
= MHG. strīfe
(arch.) stroke with a staff, scourge, etc. XV. of unkn. orig.