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ribbon

 
Noun ribbon has 4 senses
  1. ribbon, thread - any long object resembling a thin line; "a mere ribbon of land"; "the lighted ribbon of traffic"; "from the air the road was a gray thread"; "a thread of smoke climbed upward"
    --1 is a kind of object, physical object
    --1 has particulars: blade
  2. decoration, laurel wreath, medal, medallion, palm, ribbon - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
    --2 is a kind of award, accolade, honor, honour, laurels
    --2 has particulars:
     bronze medal; gold medal; silver medal, silver; Medal of Honor, Congressional Medal of Honor; Distinguished Service Medal; Distinguished Service Cross; Navy Cross; Distinguished Flying Cross; Air Medal; Silver Star Medal, Silver Star; Bronze Star Medal, Bronze Star; Order of the Purple Heart, Purple Heart; Oak Leaf Cluster; Victoria Cross; Distinguished Conduct Medal; Distinguished Service Order; Croix de Guerre; Medaille Militaire
  3. ribbon, typewriter ribbon - a long strip of inked material for making characters on paper with a typewriter
    --3 is a kind of strip, slip
    --3 is a part of typewriter
  4. ribbon - notion consisting of a narrow strip of fine material used for trimming
    --4 is a kind of
    notion
    --4 has particulars: riband, ribband
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