strip

1
[strip]

verb (used with object), stripped or stript, strip·ping.

verb (used without object), stripped or stript, strip·ping.

noun

a striptease.

Nearby words

  1. stringpiece,
  2. strings,
  3. strings attached,
  4. stringy,
  5. stringy-bark,
  6. strip bond,
  7. strip cartoon,
  8. strip city,
  9. strip club,
  10. strip cropping

Origin of strip

1
1175–1225; (v.) Middle English strippe, Old English *stryppan (compare Middle High German strupfen to strip off); replacing Middle English stripen, strepen, strupen (compare Old English bestrȳpan to rob, plunder)

SYNONYMS FOR strip
1. uncover, peel, decorticate. 2. denude. 7. despoil. Strip, deprive, dispossess, divest imply more or less forcibly taking something away from someone. To strip is to take something completely (often violently) from a person or thing so as to leave in a destitute or powerless state: to strip a man of all his property; to strip the bark from a tree. To deprive is to take away forcibly or coercively what one has, or to withhold what one might have: to deprive workers of their livelihood. To dispossess is to deprive of the holding or use of something: to dispossess the renters of a house. Divest usually means depriving of rights, privileges, powers, or the like: to divest a king of authority.

strip

2
[strip]

noun

a narrow piece, comparatively long and usually of uniform width: a strip of cloth, metal, land, etc.
a continuous series of drawings or pictures illustrating incidents, conversation, etc., as a comic strip.
Aeronautics.
  1. an airstrip; runway.
  2. landing strip.
Philately. three or more stamps joined either in a horizontal or vertical row.
Informal. striplight.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a road, street, or avenue, usually in a city or a main thoroughfare between outlying suburbs, densely lined on both sides by a large variety of retail stores, gas stations, restaurants, bars, etc.: Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.

verb (used with object), stripped, strip·ping.

to cut, tear, or form into strips.
Printing. to combine (a piece of film) with another, especially for making a combination plate of lines and halftones.
to broadcast (a television series) in multiple related segments, as daily from Monday through Friday.

Origin of strip

2
1425–75; late Middle English, cognate with or < Middle Low German strippe strap; see stripe1

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British Dictionary definitions for stripping

strip

1

verb strips, stripping or stripped

to take or pull (the covering, clothes, etc) off (oneself, another person, or thing)to strip a wall; to strip a bed
(intr)
  1. to remove all one's clothes
  2. to perform a striptease
(tr) to denude or empty completely
(tr) to deprivehe was stripped of his pride
(tr) to rob or plunder
(tr) to remove (paint, varnish, etc) from (a surface, furniture, etc) by sanding, with a solvent, etcstripped pine
Also: pluck (tr) to pull out the old coat of hair from (dogs of certain long- and wire-haired breeds)
  1. to remove the leaves from the stalks of (tobacco, etc)
  2. to separate the two sides of a leaf from the stem of (tobacco, etc)
(tr) agriculture to draw the last milk from each of the teats of (a cow)
to dismantle (an engine, mechanism, etc)
to tear off or break (the thread) from (a screw, bolt, etc) or (the teeth) from (a gear)
(often foll by down) to remove the accessories from (a motor vehicle)his car was stripped down
to remove (the most volatile constituent) from (a mixture of liquids) by boiling, evaporation, or distillation
printing (usually foll by in) to combine (pieces of film or paper) to form a composite sheet from which a plate can be made
(tr) (in freight transport) to unpack (a container)See also stuffing and stripping

noun

the act or an instance of undressing or of performing a striptease
See also strip out

Word Origin for strip

Old English bestriepan to plunder; related to Old High German stroufen to plunder, strip

strip

2

noun

a relatively long, flat, narrow piece of something
short for airstrip
philately a horizontal or vertical row of three or more unseparated postage stamps
the clothes worn by the members of a team, esp a football team
commerce a triple option on a security or commodity consisting of one call option and two put options at the same price and for the same periodCompare strap (def. 5)
NZ short for dosing strip
tear someone off a strip informal to rebuke (someone) angrily

verb strips, stripping or stripped

to cut or divide into strips

Word Origin for strip

C15: from Middle Dutch strīpe stripe 1

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Word Origin and History for stripping
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Medicine definitions for stripping

strip

[strĭp]

v.

To press out or drain off by milking.
To make a subcutaneous excision of a vein in its longitudinal axis, usually of a leg vein.

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