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Meaning of STRIP

Pronunciation:  strip

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a form of erotic entertainment in which a dancer gradually undresses to music; "she did a strip right in front of everyone"
  2. [n]  an airfield without normal airport facilities
  3. [n]  artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
  4. [n]  thin piece of wood or metal
  5. [n]  a sequence of drawings in a newspaper telling a story
  6. [n]  a relatively long narrow piece of something; "he felt a flat strip of muscle"
  7. [v]  get undressed; "please don't undress in front of everybody!"
  8. [v]  remove someone's clothes; "The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim"
  9. [v]  draw the last milk (of cows)
  10. [v]  take off or remove; "strip a wall of its wallpaper"
  11. [v]  remove a constituent from a liquid; in chemistry
  12. [v]  remove the thread (of screws)
  13. [v]  lay bare; "denude a forest"
  14. [v]  remove substances from by a percolating liquid; "leach the soil"
  15. [v]  remove the surface from; "strip wood"
  16. [v]  strip the cured leaves from; "strip tobacco"
  17. [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"
  18. [v]  take away possessions from someone; "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets"
  19. [v]  steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"

STRIP is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
             Opinions which . . . no clergyman could have avowed
             without imminent risk of being stripped of his gown.
    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.
             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).
  2. \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.
  3. \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.