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
2. To strike; to lash. [R.]
Stripe (?), n. [OD. strijpe a
stripe, streak; akin to LG. stripe, D. streep, Dan.
stribe, G. strief, striefen, MHG. striefen
to glide, march.] 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
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
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,