Definitions for: Strip


[n] a form of erotic entertainment in which a dancer gradually undresses to music; "she did a strip right in front of everyone"
[n] an airfield without normal airport facilities
[n] artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
[n] thin piece of wood or metal
[n] a sequence of drawings in a newspaper telling a story
[n] a relatively long narrow piece of something; "he felt a flat strip of muscle"
[v] get undressed; "please don't undress in front of everybody!"
[v] remove someone's clothes; "The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim"
[v] draw the last milk (of cows)
[v] take off or remove; "strip a wall of its wallpaper"
[v] remove a constituent from a liquid; in chemistry
[v] remove the thread (of screws)
[v] lay bare; "denude a forest"
[v] remove substances from by a percolating liquid; "leach the soil"
[v] remove the surface from; "strip wood"
[v] strip the cured leaves from; "strip tobacco"
[v] remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"
[v] take away possessions from someone; "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets"
[v] steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"



Webster (1913) Definition: Strip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stripped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Stripping.] [OE. stripen, strepen, AS. str?pan in bestr?pan
to plunder; akin to D. stroopen, MHG. stroufen, G. streifen.]
1. To deprive; to bereave; to make destitute; to plunder;
especially, to deprive of a covering; to skin; to peel;
as, to strip a man of his possession, his rights, his
privileges, his reputation; to strip one of his clothes;
to strip a beast of his skin; to strip a tree of its bark.

And strippen her out of her rude array. --Chaucer.

They stripped Joseph out of his coat. --Gen. xxxvii.
23.

Opinions which . . . no clergyman could have avowed
without imminent risk of being stripped of his gown.
--Macaulay.

2. To divest of clothing; to uncover.

Before the folk herself strippeth she. --Chaucer.

Strip your sword stark naked. --Shak.

3. (Naut.) To dismantle; as, to strip a ship of rigging,
spars, etc.

4. (Agric.) To pare off the surface of, as land, in strips.

5. To deprive of all milk; to milk dry; to draw the last milk
from; hence, to milk with a peculiar movement of the hand
on the teats at the last of a milking; as, to strip a cow.

6. To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip. [Obs.]

When first they stripped the Malean promontory.
--Chapman.

Before he reached it he was out of breath, And then
the other stripped him. --Beau. & Fl.

7. To pull or tear off, as a covering; to remove; to wrest
away; as, to strip the skin from a beast; to strip the
bark from a tree; to strip the clothes from a man's back;
to strip away all disguisses.

To strip bad habits from a corrupted heart, is
stripping off the skin. --Gilpin.

8. (Mach.)
(a) To tear off (the thread) from a bolt or nut; as, the
thread is stripped.
(b) To tear off the thread from (a bolt or nut); as, the
bolt is stripped.

9. To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by
acids or electrolytic action.

10. (Carding) To remove fiber, flock, or lint from; -- said
of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged.

11. To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and
tie them into ``hands''; to remove the midrib from
(tobacco leaves).


Strip, v. i.
1. To take off, or become divested of, clothes or covering;
to undress.

2. (Mach.) To fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a
bolt, screw, or nut. See Strip, v. t., 8.


Strip, n.
1. A narrow piece, or one comparatively long; as, a strip of
cloth; a strip of land.

2. (Mining) A trough for washing ore.

3. (Gunnery) The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun
without acquiring the spiral motion. --Farrow.

Synonyms: airstrip, bare, cartoon strip, clean, comic strip, denudate, denude, deprive, despoil, discase, dismantle, disrobe, divest, flight strip, foray, landing strip, leach, loot, peel, pillage, plunder, ransack, reave, rifle, slip, strip down, strip show, striptease, uncase, unclothe, undress, undress

Antonyms: apparel, clothe, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, get dressed, habilitate, raiment, tog

See Also: airfield, artefact, artifact, band, bark, batten, bereave, burn off, cartoon, clean, clean out, clear, cleat, cramp, cramp iron, decorticate, defoliate, deplumate, deplume, deplume, disarm, displume, displume, dispossess, edge, expropriate, field, fingerboard, flare path, flying field, furring, furring strip, jackstraw, landing field, lead, leading, lumber, margin, milk, mullion, newspaper, nude dancing, orphan, pale, paper, pare, part, peel, picket, piece, pluck, pull, remove, remove, ribbon, row, runway, sketch, skin, slat, smooth, smoothen, spillikin, spline, stay, take, take, take, take away, take away, take off, tape, tear, tickertape, timber, toothpick, typewriter ribbon, unarm, unclothe, unsex, weather strip, weather stripping, withdraw, withdraw

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