riband

riband
ribbon, riband
Ribbon was originally a variant of the older form riband (pronounced like ribbon with a d at the end) and is now overwhelmingly the dominant form. In general use riband is normally confined to heraldry and to sports prizes, notably the Blue Riband for the fastest sea crossing between Southampton and New York in the 1920s and 1930s.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • Riband — Rib and, n. See {Ribbon}. [1913 Webster] {Riband jasper} (Min.), a variety of jasper having stripes of different colors, as red and green. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Riband — Rib and, n. (Naut.) See {Rib band}. Totten. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • riband — ► NOUN archaic ▪ a ribbon. ORIGIN Old French riban, probably related to BAND(Cf. ↑banding) …   English terms dictionary

  • riband — [rib′ənd, rib′ən] n. archaic var. of RIBBON …   English World dictionary

  • riband — Ribbon Rib bon, n. [OE. riban, OF. riban, F. ruban, probably of German origin; cf. D. ringband collar, necklace, E. ring circle, and band.] [Written also {riband}, {ribband}.] 1. A fillet or narrow woven fabric, commonly of silk, used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Riband jasper — Riband Rib and, n. See {Ribbon}. [1913 Webster] {Riband jasper} (Min.), a variety of jasper having stripes of different colors, as red and green. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • riband — noun Etymology: Middle English, alteration of riban Date: 15th century a ribbon used especially as a decoration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • riband — /rib euhnd/, n. a decorative ribbon. [1350 1400; ME: RIBBON] * * * …   Universalium

  • riband — noun ribbon …   Wiktionary

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