Definitions of strip

  1. an airfield without normal airport facilities
  2. lay bare; " denude a forest"
  3. a sequence of drawings in a newspaper telling a story
  4. remove substances from by a percolating liquid; " leach the soil"
  5. ( of mines and mining) worked from the exposed surface; " opencast mining"; " an opencut iron mine"; " a strip mine"
  6. artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
  7. a form of erotic entertainment in which a dancer gradually undresses to music; " she did a strip right in front of everyone"
  8. thin piece of wood or metal
  9. a relatively long narrow piece of something; " he felt a flat strip of muscle"
  10. remove someone's clothes; " The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim"
  11. draw the last milk ( of cows)
  12. remove a constituent from a liquid; in chemistry
  13. remove ( someone's or one's own) clothes; " The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim"; " She divested herself of her outdoor clothes"; " He disinvested himself of his garments"
  14. remove a constituent from a liquid
  15. remove the thread ( of screws)
  16. remove the surface from; " strip wood"
  17. strip the cured leaves from; " strip tobacco"
  18. remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; " The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; " The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"
  19. deprive of status or authority; " he was divested of his rights and his title"; " They disinvested themselves of their rights"
  20. 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.
  21. To divest of clothing; to uncover.
  22. To dismantle; as, to strip a ship of rigging, spars, etc.
  23. To pare off the surface of, as land, in strips.
  24. 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.
  25. To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip.
  26. 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.
  27. To tear off ( the thread) from a bolt or nut; as, the thread is stripped.
  28. To tear off the thread from ( a bolt or nut); as, the bolt is stripped.
  29. To remove the metal coating from ( a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action.
  30. To remove fiber, flock, or lint from; -- said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged.
  31. To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of ( tobacco) and tie them into " hands"; to remove the midrib from ( tobacco leaves).
  32. To take off, or become divested of, clothes or covering; to undress.
  33. To fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a bolt, screw, or nut. See Strip, v. t., 8.
  34. A narrow piece, or one comparatively long; as, a strip of cloth; a strip of land.
  35. A trough for washing ore.
  36. The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion.
  37. To undress.
  38. To make naked; deprive of a covering; skin or peel, as an orange; to pull off; as, to strip bark from a tree; to deprive; rob; as, to strip a man of his riches; plunder; as, to strip riches from a man; milk dry, as a cow.
  39. A long, narrow piece; as, a strip of cloth.
  40. Stripped.
  41. Stripping.
  42. To pull off in strips or stripes: to tear off: to deprive of a covering: to skin: to make bare: to expose: to deprive: to make destitute: to plunder.
  43. To undress:- pr. p. stripping; pa. t. and pa. p. stripped.
  44. Same as STRIPE, a long narrow piece of anything.
  45. Long narrow piece.
  46. To pull off; deprive of a covering; make naked or destitute; plunder.
  47. To pull off the covering from.
  48. To rob; plunder.
  49. To remove something from.
  50. To tear or cut into strips.
  51. To come off in strips.
  52. A long, narrow piece; waste, as destruction of fences, buildings, timber, & c.
  53. To pull or tear off, as a covering; to deprive of a covering; to skin; to deprive; to bereave; to divest; to pillage; to press out the milk of; to unrig.
  54. To pull or tear off; to make bare or naked by depriving of a covering; to make destitute; to plunder.
  55. A narrow slip, such as is stripped off at a blow; a shred.

Usage examples for strip

  1. Softly Baree took his first step toward them, and then another- and at last he stood on the narrow strip of shore within half a dozen feet of them. – Baree, Son of Kazan by James Oliver Curwood
  2. She held up the pink strip. – The Gay Cockade by Temple Bailey
  3. They had half a mile of comparatively level ground to cross before they began their climb, and this strip they rode very hard. – The Mountain Divide by Frank H. Spearman
  4. She had decided that she would plant all of the strip- but not cover the corn until next day. – The Biography of a Prairie Girl by Eleanor Gates
  5. In three or four days they would return to strip off the bark both from trunk and branches, and this would be spread out under the sun to dry. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  6. Instead of being merely a strip of land east of the Mississippi it now stretched from ocean to ocean. – This Country Of Ours by H. E. Marshall Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
  7. One great strip was given up entirely to roses,- and such roses! – A House Party with the Tucker Twins by Nell Speed
  8. We shall not harm Mr. Anstruther; and you had better remain where you are, because we shall probably have to strip him. – A Queen's Error by Henry Curties
  9. The door was being cautiously pushed open; the strip of black was the darkness of the passage coming through. – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  10. Bob finished the frame on the inside, about the same time and together they started on the broad strip that was marked off around the walls. – The Merriweather Girls and the Mystery of the Queen's Fan by Lizette M. Edholm
  11. And it is very quiet, with the strip of lawn, and the ledge beyond. – Hildegarde's Home by Laura E. Richards
  12. It must be remembered that one strip is illuminated with white light, in which every coloured ray of light is compounded, whilst in the other only three rays are blended. – Colour Measurement and Mixture by W. de W. Abney
  13. They chose a spot, that is to say Dwight Herbert chose a spot, across the river and up the shore where there was at that season a strip of warm beach. – Miss Lulu Bett by Zona Gale
  14. Then he ordered her to be buried at once and shouted to the guards: " Everything must be over on this strip of land early to- morrow morning! – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  15. The two boys began to strip mechanically, knowing that there was no appeal. – Phil the Fiddler by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  16. At either end a narrow goal strip, 3 feet wide, shall be made by drawing a second line parallel to the end line. – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  17. As they drew near, they stopped, and began to strip him, but grew angry at the difficulty of the task; till, in rage and despair, he tore off his clothes himself. – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman
  18. Yes, said Staines sadly, I had to strip myself of all to buy it, and, when I had got it, how proud I was, and how happy I thought we should all be over it, for it is half yours, half mine. – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  19. I am going to strip him. – The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester