American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To remove clothing or covering from.
- v. To deprive of (clothing or covering).
- v. To deprive of honors, rank, office, privileges, or possessions; divest.
- v. To remove all excess detail from; reduce to essentials.
- v. To remove equipment, furnishings, or supplementary parts or attachments from.
- v. To clear of a natural covering or growth; make bare: strip a field.
- v. To remove an exterior coating, as of paint or varnish, from: stripped and refinished the old chest of drawers.
- v. To remove the leaves from the stalks of. Used especially of tobacco.
- v. To dismantle (a firearm, for example) piece by piece.
- v. To damage or break the threads of (a screw, for example) or the teeth of (a gear).
- v. To press the last drops of milk from (a cow or goat, for example) at the end of milking.
- v. To rob of wealth or property; plunder or despoil.
- v. To mount (a photographic positive or negative) on paper to be used in making a printing plate.
- v. To undress completely.
- v. To perform a striptease.
- v. To fall away or be removed; peel.
- n. A striptease.
- n. A long narrow piece, usually of uniform width: a strip of paper; strips of beef.
- n. A long narrow region of land or body of water.
- n. A comic strip.
- n. An airstrip.
- n. An area, as along a busy street or highway, that is lined with a great number and variety of commercial establishments.
- v. To cut or tear into strips.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To rob; plunder; despoil; deprive; divest; bereave: with of before the thing taken away: as, to strip a man of his possessions; to strip a tree of its fruit.
- To deprive of covering; remove the skin or outer covering of; skin; peel: with of before the thing removed: as, to strip a beast of its skin; to strip a tree of its bark.
- To uncover; unsheathe.
- To unrig: as, to strip a ship.
- To tear off the thread of: said of a screw or bolt: as, the screw was stripped.
- To pull or tear off, as a covering or some adhering substance: as, to strip the skin from a beast; to strip the bark from a tree; to strip the clothes from a man's back: sometimes emphasized with off.
- To milk dry; press all the milk out of: as, to strip a cow.
- In fish-culture, to press or squeeze the ripe roe or milt out of (fishes). After the fishes are stripped the spawn of opposite sexes is mixed together; and after this artificial fecundation the eggs are hatched by artificial methods.
- In agriculture, to pare off the surface of in strips, and turn over the strips upon the adjoining surface.
- To separate; put away: with from.
- In tobacco manufacturing, to separate (the wings of the tobacco-leaf) from the stems.
- In carding, to clean (the teeth of the various cylinders and top flats) from short fibers.
- In file-making, to cross-file and draw-file (a file-blank) in order to bring it to accurate form and to clean the surface preliminary to grinding and cutting.
- In mining, to remove the overlying soil or detrital material from (any bed or mineral deposit which it is desired to open and work).
- In gun-making, to turn (the exterior of a gun-barrel) in a lathe in such manner that its longitudinal axis shall coincide with the axis of the bore.
- To run past or beyond; outrun; outstrip. See outstrip.
- Synonyms To denude, lay bare.
- To take off the covering or clothes; uncover; undress.
- To lose the thread, as a screw, or have the screw stripped off, as a screw-bolt.
- To issue from a rifled gun without assuming the spiral turn: said of a projectile.
- To come off, as an outer covering (as bark); separate from an underlying surface.
- To be stripped of milt or spawn. Compare I., 8.
- n. A narrow piece, comparatively long: as, a strip of cloth; a strip of territory.
- n. An ornamental appendage to women's dress, formerly worn: it is spoken of as worn on the neck and breast.
- n. A stripling; a slip.
- n. In joinery, a narrow piece of board nailed over a crack or joint between planks.
- n. In mining, one of a series of troughs forming a labyrinth, or some similar arrangement, through which the ore flows as it comes from the stamps, and in which the particles are deposited in the order of their equivalence.
- n. A rill.
- n. Destruction of fences, buildings, timber, etc.; waste.
- To remove the mold from (an ingot) after casting the latter, in steel-making processes where fluid steel is cast in metallic molds with continuous walls. The heat of the fluid steel expands the molds from within, but the contraction of the steel is greater than that of the mold, and the latter can be stripped off the yellow-hot ingot after the solidification has gone far enough to allow this. If the ingot sticks to the mold, it is loosened by sledge-blows, or hydraulic pressure may be applied to a ram or stripper to force the ingot out while the mold is kept from moving.
- n. That which is stripped off; specifically, the short fibers of cotton or wool removed, manually or mechanically, from the carding-surfaces of a carding-machine; a kind of waste. Also called stripping.
- n. One of the two sections of a tobacco-leaf left by the removal of the midrib: used mostly in the plural and opposed to leaf. See stemmed tobacco and quotation under shipper, 4.
- n. plural A commercial name for crude rubber cut into long, narrow sheets, or lump-rubber that has been sliced by machinery. See rubber, 3.
- n. countable, uncountable Material in long, thin pieces.
- n. A comic strip.
- n. A landing strip.
- n. A strip steak.
- n. A street with multiple shopping or entertainment possibilities.
- n. fencing The fencing area, roughly 14 meters by 2 meters.
- n. the uniform of a football team, or the same worn by supporters.
- n. Striptease.
- n. mining A trough for washing ore.
- n. The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion.
- v. transitive To remove or take away.
- v. To take off clothing.
- v. intransitive To perform a striptease.
- v. transitive To completely take away, to plunder.
- v. transitive To take away something that was awarded
- v. transitive To remove the threads from a screw or the teeth from a gear.
- v. transitive To remove color from hair, cloth, etc. to prepare it to receive new color.
- v. transitive, bridge To remove all cards of a particular suit from another player. (See also, strip-squeeze.)
- v. transitive To empty (tubing) by applying pressure to the outside of (the tubing) and moving that pressure along (the tubing).
- v. transitive To milk a cow, especially by stroking and compressing the teats to draw out the last of the milk.
- v. television, transitive To run a television series at the same time daily (or at least on Mondays to Fridays), so that it appears as a strip straight across the weekly schedule.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To deprive; to bereave; to make destitute; to plunder; especially, to deprive of a covering; to skin; to peel
- v. To divest of clothing; to uncover.
- v. (Naut.) To dismantle
- v. (Agric.) To pare off the surface of, as land, in strips.
- v. 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.
- v. obsolete To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip.
- v. To pull or tear off, as a covering; to remove; to wrest away
- v. To tear off (the thread) from a bolt or nut.
- v. To tear off the thread from (a bolt or nut).
- v. To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action.
- v. (Carding) To remove fiber, flock, or lint from; -- said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged.
- v. To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and tie them into “hands”; to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves).
- v. To take off, or become divested of, clothes or covering; to undress.
- v. (Mach.) To fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a bolt, screw, or nut. See Strip, v. t., 8.
- n. A narrow piece, or one comparatively long
- n. (Mining) A trough for washing ore.
- n. (Gunnery) The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion.
- v. take away possessions from someone
- n. an airfield without normal airport facilities
- v. get undressed
- n. a form of erotic entertainment in which a dancer gradually undresses to music
- v. lay bare
- v. draw the last milk (of cows)
- v. remove the thread (of screws)
- v. remove the surface from
- n. a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book
- n. thin piece of wood or metal
- n. a relatively long narrow piece of something
- v. remove substances from by a percolating liquid
- v. steal goods; take as spoils
- n. artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
- v. remove (someone's or one's own) clothes
- v. remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely
- v. strip the cured leaves from
- v. remove a constituent from a liquid
- v. take off or remove
- From Middle English strepen, strippen, from Old English strīepan ("plunder") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English stripen, from Old English -strȳpan, to plunder (in bestrȳpan).Middle English, perhaps from Middle Low German strippe, strap, thong. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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