- 1. a ribbon of a blue color awarded to one that wins first prize in a contest.2. the first prize; highest honor; greatest distinction: »
The prize sheep won a blue ribbon for best entry in its class at the fair.3. a badge of a temperance society.blue-rib|bon «BLOO RIHB uhn», adjective.1. specially selected on the basis of education or other qualifications: »
a blue-ribbon jury.2. comprised of the best or most prominent members of a group: »
a blue-ribbon committee.
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rib·bon — /ˈrıbən/ noun, pl bons 1 : a narrow piece of cloth (such as silk) that is used to tie things or for decoration [count] She wore pink ribbons in her hair. She tied a ribbon around the present. [noncount] a length/piece of ribbon … Useful english dictionary
blue–ribbon — blue–rib·bon adj: consisting of individuals selected for quality, reputation, or authority a blue–ribbon committee Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 … Law dictionary
blue ribbon — blue′ rib′bon n. 1) a blue ribbon given as the first prize in a contest 2) the highest award 3) gov a blue ribbon worn as a badge of honor by members of the British Order of the Garter • Etymology: 1645–55 … From formal English to slang
blue–ribbon jury — blue–rib·bon jury n: special jury Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 … Law dictionary
blue-ribbon — blue′ rib bon adj. of superior or unmatched quality • Etymology: 1925–30 … From formal English to slang
blue-ribbon jury — blue′ rib bon ju′ry n. law a jury of persons selected for high educational level or other qualifications, formerly used to try cases of unusual complexity or importance • Etymology: 1935–40, amer … From formal English to slang
blue ribbon — also blue rib|and BrE [ˌblu: ˈrıbənd] n the first prize in a competition, sometimes consisting of a small piece of blue material >blue ribbon also blue riband BrE adj [only before noun] ▪ the club s prized blue riband award … Dictionary of contemporary English
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