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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun stripes:


The word stripes is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun stripes

What does stripes mean as a name of something?


  1. V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service


  1. "Stripes" is a 1981 American war-comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P. J. Soles, and John Candy. It also featured several actors in their first significant film roles, including John Larroquette, Sean Young, John Diehl, and Judge Reinhold. It was one of John Candy's breakthrough film appearances. Dave Thomas, Bill Paxton, Joe Flaherty, and Timothy Busfield also appear.
  2. "Stripes" is a 1987 short film written and directed by Constantinos Kapakas.


"Stripes" is a book by Monica Hughes.

  • also known as "Stripes (Collins Big Cat)"


  1. Stripes is a fictional character from the 2005 adventure, comedy, drama film Racing Stripes.
  2. Stripes is a fictional character from the 1992 film Severed Ties.
  3. Stripes is a fictional character from the 2004 film Nick Name & the Normals.

There are other characters with Stripes in their name, like stars & stripes and Stars and Stripes.


  1. "Stripes" a.k.a. "Stripes!" is a musical album of Elmer Bernstein, soundtrack.
    • also known as Stripes! Soundtrack
    • released in (34 years ago)
  2. "Stripes" is a musical album of Elmer Bernstein, soundtrack.
    • also known as Stripes Soundtrack
    • released on (14 years ago)
  3. "Stripes" is a musical single of FM Belfast.
    • released on
  4. "STRIPES" is a composition.
  5. "Stripes" is a song by Brandy Clark.


Who is Stripes?

Stripes appeared in the 2011 film Water for Elephants.


Stripes a.k.a. The Stripes were a German pop music ensemble founded in Hagen, Germany, by Rainer Kitzman, who played guitar. The lead singer was Gabriele Susanne Kerner, before she became known as Nena Kerner, who would later form the band Nena. Another future member of the band Nena, Rolf Brendel, played the drums. Frank Röhler played bass. The band was known for singing exclusively in English. They released four singles and one studio album, after which they split up. Their song "Ecstasy" was a minor hit.

There are other groups with Stripes in their name, like 39 stripes, stars & stripes, Stars and Stripes, The White Stripes, Suzy and the Red Stripes.


Stripes was a restaurant located at 114 Office Park Road, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.


  1. Stripes is an open source web application framework based on the model–view–controller pattern. It aims to be a lighter weight framework than Struts by using Java technologies such as annotations and generics that were introduced in Java 1.5, to achieve "convention over configuration". This emphasizes the idea that a set of simple conventions used throughout the framework reduce configuration overhead. In practice, this means that Stripe applications barely need any configuration files, thus reducing development and maintenance work.
  2. Stripes is a school mascot.

Phrases with Stripes

  1. The Stripes
  2. Invasion Stripes
  3. Go-Faster Stripes
  4. stars and stripes

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Stripes

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Google previewMystic Spirit Voice of the Hindoo "Senam," (1916)

Mysterious, Fascinating by James Qallan Dixon

AMERICAN RED, WHITE AND BLUE 'Tis the flag of our country, And long may it wave O'er the home of the free And the land of the brave ; For its stars and its stripes Is the flag of the true. So up with Old Glory, The Red, White and Blue.

Google previewApplied Parallel Computing. New Paradigms for HPC in Industry and Academia (2001)

5th International Workshop, PARA 2000 Bergen, Norway, June 18-20, 2000 Proceedings by Tor Sorevik

Stripes. Since stripes is a static...

Google previewNeutron Scattering in Layered Copper-Oxide Superconductors (1998)

by Albert Furrer

A likely alternative method for pinning stripes is the substitution of a small amount of nonmagnetic Zn for Cu. An earlier indication of this possibility was provided in a study by Koike et al. [144], in which it was shown that substitution of 1% Zn in ...

Google previewKant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals: A Commentary (2011)

by Henry E. Allison

This is because the defining feature of heteronomy-based moral theories of all stripes is that they seek the source of the authority or normative force of whatever law or moral principle to which they subscribe in some object of volition, which, ...

Google previewNeurocomputing (1993)

by James A. Anderson, Andras Pellionisz

The third fact relating to stripes is that both the ocular dominance columns in area 17(Hube! and ...

Google previewAfter Yugoslavia (2013)

The Cultural Spaces of a Vanished Land by Radmila Gorup

The plastic bag with red, blue, and white stripes is a nomad, a refugee, a hobo, a master of survival; it crosses borders without a passport and rides the cheapest transportation without a ticket.5 Into this imaginary bag, during the first semester, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of United States Army Insignia and Uniforms (1996)

by William K. Emerson

Stripes made of flat pieces of material were often added over the pants leg seams , but at times soldiers added welts (round cordage usually inserted into the seam) during the nineteenth century. Enlisted men's military trouser stripes or welts ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britanica (1888)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature. Supplement

and witnessed the surren- stripes became enceforward the_ recognized symbol der of Burgoyne at Saramga, Oct. 17, 1777, and the of a new ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of Natural History

It is a rather small species, standing about four feet at the withers, with rather long ears, the lower part of the tail somewhat thinly clothed with long hairs, and a short mane ; the ground colour being white, with broad, black, transverse stripes, ...

Google previewThe British Encyclopedia, Or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge (1809)

by William Nicholson

From the carding engine the long stripes of carded cotton are brought to engines consisting merely of two pair of small rollers, one pair of which moves foster than the other, and each pair of which are caused to press against each other ...

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Quotes about Stripes

Basically, there are three ways the skunk and I are a lot alike. The first is, we both like to spread our 'stink' around. The second is we both get hit by cars a lot. The third is stripes. (Jack Handey)
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Scrabble value of S1T1R1I1P3E1S1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of STRIPES

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