Stripe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Striped p. pr. & vb. n. Striping.]
1. To make stripes upon; to form with lines of different colors or textures; to variegate with stripes.
2. To strike; to lash. [R.]
1. A line, or long, narrow division of anything of a different color or structure from the ground; hence, any linear variation of color or structure; as, a stripe, or streak, of red on a green ground; a raised stripe.
2. Weaving A pattern produced by arranging the warp threads in sets of alternating colors, or in sets presenting some other contrast of appearance.
3. A strip, or long, narrow piece attached to something of a different color; as, a red or blue stripe sewed upon a garment.
4. A stroke or blow made with a whip, rod, scourge, or the like, such as usually leaves a mark.
Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed. --Deut. xxv. 3.
5. A long, narrow discoloration of the skin made by the blow of a lash, rod, or the like.
Cruelty marked him with inglorious stripes. --Thomson.
6. Color indicating a party or faction; hence, distinguishing characteristic; sign; likeness; sort; as, persons of the same political stripe. [Colloq. U.S.]
7. pl. Mil. The chevron on the coat of a noncommissioned officer.
Stars and Stripes. See under Star, n.
n 1: a strip or stripe of a contrasting color or material [syn: band,
2: a piece of braid, usually on the sleeve, indicating military
rank or length of service
3: V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service;
"they earned their stripes in Kuwait" [syn: chevron, stripes,
4: a kind or category; "businessmen of every stripe joined in
opposition to the proposal"
5: a marking of a different color or texture from the
background [syn: streak]
v : mark with stripes