Definition of ribbed in English:



  • 1(especially of a fabric or garment) having a pattern of raised bands.

    ‘a ribbed cashmere sweater’
    • ‘My mom dropped the knee-high argyles, and picked up some plain, gray ribbed socks.’
    • ‘He was wearing a dark coloured cardigan with a ribbed pattern and a shirt underneath.’
    • ‘Made from a soft wool blend, it features a gray, ribbed knit finish along the cuffs, collar and waistband, with brown suede patches on the elbows.’
    • ‘She is wearing a black ribbed tank top, gray shorts, sandals and brown-tinted sunglasses.’
    • ‘She continued the theme to the end with her gold velvet belle époque bustier ribbed dress, combining the English theme and modern low-stress dressing with great aplomb.’
    • ‘The seat cushions are ribbed like an alligator's belly.’
    • ‘If ribbed sweaters suit you, then by all means, slip one on.’
    • ‘So if you have an old fur piece kicking about, pop it on over a tweed skirt teamed with ribbed tights and court shoes.’
    • ‘Made from 100% cotton, this classic turtleneck is all brown and features a ribbed neckline and trimmed hemline.’
    • ‘Special feminine ribbed vests are also available in pale pink and white.’
    • ‘Models in Veronica Lake hairdos strutted confidently down the runaway in armoured jackets and darted skirts over ribbed cashmere footless stockings and stiletto pumps.’
    • ‘She is wearing white ribbed pantyhose, laced brown ankle boots.’
    • ‘She said the attackers wore green ribbed pullovers with suede patches on the shoulders and ski-type masks.’
    • ‘High-school student Sarah Porchetta, 14, wears a Gap black ribbed turtleneck with checkered pants from Mariposa and Fila trainers.’
    • ‘For a dinner party, James put together a black DEX T-shirt, grey Mexx summer short-sleeved sweater and charcoal grey ribbed Mexx pants.’
    • ‘He was neatly dressed in a dark ribbed cardigan with a shirt underneath.’
    • ‘Made from polyamide, wool and mohair, this classic black cardigan features a ribbed neckline and subtle zipper closure.’
    • ‘A quick simple tip is to avoid wearing ribbed tops underneath thinner shirts because the texture will most likely show from underneath and it won't look good.’
    • ‘He took off his flannel shirt, leaving only a ribbed, white undershirt.’
    • ‘His trainers - a beige, Prada-esque creation - are more chill-out than warm-up and the black leather jacket and ribbed polo neck look like they climbed out of the sort of carrier bag you'd insure after you left the shop.’
    embossed, relief, relievo, cameo, die-stamped, thermographed
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  • 2Architecture
    (of a vault or other structure) strengthened with ribs.

    ‘the nave and choir have the usual Gothic ribbed vault’
    in combination ‘silver-ribbed domes’
    • ‘The cathedral is known for its influence on High Gothic, its flying buttresses, ribbed vaults, and multiple towers; for glass and carvings that pray and teach down the centuries.’
    • ‘It is a circular covered arena designed in 1959 by Marcello Piacentini with the great engineer Pier Luigi Nervi, who covered the space with an elegant ribbed dome of reinforced concrete, resting on a dramatic framework of slanting piers.’
    • ‘Its octagonal shape, ribbed wooden ceiling, and richly decorated stucco make it one of the finest churches in the Caribbean.’
    • ‘The new building resembled a mediaeval cathedral with its pointed arches, ribbed vaulting and flying buttresses.’
    • ‘Now a soaring ceiling, a dramatic stairway leading up to the bedrooms and study gallery, and a sculpturally ribbed cast-concrete fireplace add airiness and drama to the room.’