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Stripe


STRIPE, noun [See Strip. It is probable that this word is taken from stripping.]

1. A line or long narrow division of any thing, of a different color from the ground as a stripe of red on a green ground; hence, any linear variation of color.

2. A strip or long narrow piece attached to something of a different color; as a long stripe sewed upon a garment.

3. The weal or long narrow mark discolored by a lash or rod.

4. A stroke made with a lash, whip, rod, strap or scourge.

Forty stripes may he give him, and not exceed. Deuteronomy 25:3.

[A blow with a club is not a stripe ]

5. Affliction; punishment; sufferings.

By his stripes are we healed. Isaiah 53:5.

STRIPE, verb transitive

1. To make stripes; to form with lines of different colors; to variegate with stripes.

2. To stripe; to lash. [Little Used.]