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Meaning of PEEL

Pronunciation:  peel

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the rind of a fruit or vegetable
  2. [n]  British politician (1788-1850)
  3. [n]  the tissue forming the hard outer layer (of e.g. a fruit)
  4. [v]  get undressed; "please don't undress in front of everybody!"
  5. [v]  come off in flakes or thin small pieces; "The paint in my house is peeling off"
  6. [v]  strip the skin off ("pare apples")

PEEL is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: discase, disrobe, flake, flake off, pare, peel off, rind, Robert Peel, Sir Robert Peel, skin, skin, skin, strip, strip down, uncase, unclothe, undress
 Antonyms: apparel, clothe, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, get dressed, habilitate, raiment, tog
 See Also: banana peel, banana skin, break away, break off, chip, chip off, come off, edible fruit, flay, jacket, lemon peel, lemon rind, orange peel, orange rind, plant tissue, pol, political leader, politician, politico, rind, strip, take off



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Peel\, n. [OE. pel. Cf. {Pile} a heap.]
    A small tower, fort, or castle; a keep. [Scot.]
  2. \Peel\, n. [F. pelle, L. pala.]
    A spadelike implement, variously used, as for removing loaves
    of bread from a baker's oven; also, a T-shaped implement used
    by printers and bookbinders for hanging wet sheets of paper
    on lines or poles to dry. Also, the blade of an oar.
  3. \Peel\, v. t. [Confused with peel to strip, but fr. F.
    piller to pillage. See {Pill} to rob, {Pillage}.]
    To plunder; to pillage; to rob. [Obs.]
          But govern ill the nations under yoke, Peeling their
          provinces.                               --Milton.
  4. \Peel\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Peeled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Peeling}.] [F. peler to pull out the hair, to strip, to
    peel, fr. L. pilare to deprive of hair, fr. pilus a hair; or
    perh. partly fr. F. peler to peel off the skin, perh. fr. L.
    pellis skin (cf. {Fell} skin). Cf. {Peruke}.]
    1. To strip off the skin, bark, or rind of; to strip by
       drawing or tearing off the skin, bark, husks, etc.; to
       flay; to decorticate; as, to peel an orange.
             The skillful shepherd peeled me certain wands.
    2. To strip or tear off; to remove by stripping, as the skin
       of an animal, the bark of a tree, etc.
  5. \Peel\, v. i.
    To lose the skin, bark, or rind; to come off, as the skin,
    bark, or rind does; -- often used with an adverb; as, the
    bark peels easily or readily.
  6. \Peel\, n.
    The skin or rind; as, the peel of an orange.
Computing Dictionary

Used to implement version of emacs on prime computers.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are peeling something, represents the shedding away of old ways, habits and conditions. It may also mean that you are finally getting rid of and discarding unneeded exterior pretenses.
Thesaurus Terms
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