Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
str[GREEK]panto plunder; akin to D.
To deprive; to bereave; to make destitute; to plunder; especially, to deprive of a covering; to skin; to peel;
stripa man of his possession, his rights, his privileges, his reputation; to
stripone of his clothes; to
stripa beast of his skin; to
stripa tree of its bark.
strippenher out of her rude array.
strippedJoseph out of his coat.
Gen. xxxvii. 23.
Opinions which . . . no clergyman could have avowed without imminent risk of being
strippedof his gown.
To divest of clothing; to uncover.
Before the folk herself
Stripyour sword stark naked.
stripa ship of rigging, spars, etc.
To pare off the surface of, as land, in strips.
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;
To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip.
When first they
strippedthe Malean promontory.
Before he reached it he was out of breath,
And then the other
And then the other
Beau. & Fl.
To pull or tear off, as a covering; to remove; to wrest away;
stripthe skin from a beast; to
stripthe bark from a tree; to
stripthe clothes from a man’s back; to
stripaway all disguisses.
stripbad habits from a corrupted heart, is
strippingoff the skin.
To tear off (the thread) from a bolt or nut;
as, the thread is.
To tear off the thread from (a bolt or nut);
as, the bolt is.
To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action.
To remove fiber, flock, or lint from; – said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged.
To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and tie them into “hands”; to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves).
To take off, or become divested of, clothes or covering; to undress.
To fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a bolt, screw, or nut. See
A narrow piece, or one comparatively long;
stripof cloth; a
A trough for washing ore.
The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To pull or tear off, as a covering; as, to strip the skin from a beast; to strip the bark from a tree; to strip the clothes from a mans back.
2.To deprive of a covering; to skin; to peel; as, to strip a beast of his skin; to strip a tree of its bark; to strip a man of his clothes.
3.To deprive; to bereave; to make destitute; as, to strip a man of his possessions.
4.To divest; as, to strip one of his rights and privileges. Let us strip this subject of all its adventitious glare.
5.To rob; to plunder; as, robbers strip a house.
6.To bereave; to deprive; to impoverish; as a man stripped of his fortune.
7.To deprive; to make bare by cutting, grazing or other means; as cattle strip the ground of its herbage.
8.To pull off husks; to husk; as, to strip maiz, or the ears of maiz.
9.To press out the last milk at a milking.
10.To unrig; as, to strip a ship.
11.To pare off the surface of land in strips, and turn over the strips upon the adjoining surface.
To strip off,
1.To pull or take off; as, to strip off a covering; to strip off a mask or disguise.
2.To cast off. [Not in use.]
3.To separate from something connected. [Not in use.]
[We may observe the primary sense of this word is to peel or skin, hence to pull off in a long narrow piece; hence stripe.]
1.A narrow piece, comparatively long; as a strip of cloth.
2.Waste, in a legal sense; destruction of fences, buildings, timber, &c.
strip (countable and uncountable, plural strips)
- (countable, uncountable) Long, thin piece of land, or of any material.
- 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 19, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
- At the far end of the houses the head gardener stood waiting for his mistress, and he gave her strips of bass to tie up her nosegay. This she did slowly and laboriously, with knuckly old fingers that shook.
- You use strips of paper in papier mache. He welded together some pieces of strip.
- A comic strip.
- A landing strip.
- A strip steak.
- A street with multiple shopping or entertainment possibilities.
- (fencing) The fencing area, roughly 14 meters by 2 meters.
- (UK football) the uniform of a football team, or the same worn by supporters.
- (mining) A trough for washing ore.
- The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Farrow to this entry?)
terms derived from strip (noun)
- (long, thin piece of bacon): rasher
long, thin piece of land or material
short for comic strip, see also translations for comic strip
short for landing strip, see also translations for landing strip
strip steak — see strip steak
street with multiple shopping or entertainment possibilities
short for striptease; see also translations for striptease
issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion
From Middle English strepen, strippen, from Old English strīepan (“plunder”). Probably related to German Strafe (“deprivation, fine, punishment”)
strip (third-person singular simple present strips, present participle stripping, simple past and past participle stripped or stript)
- (transitive) To remove or take away.
- Norm will strip the old varnish before painting the chair.
- (usually intransitive) To take off clothing.
- 2012 August 21, Pilkington, Ed, “Death penalty on trial: should Reggie Clemons live or die?”, in The Guardian:
- The prosecution case was that the men forced the sisters to strip, threw their clothes over the bridge, then raped them and participated in forcing them to jump into the river to their deaths. As he walked off the bridge, Clemons was alleged to have said: "We threw them off. Let's go."
- (intransitive) To perform a striptease.
- (transitive) To take away something from (someone or something); to plunder; to divest.
- Bible, Genesis xxxvii. 23
- They stripped Joseph out of his coat.
- opinions which […] no clergyman could have avowed without imminent risk of being stripped of his gown
- The robbers stripped Norm of everything he owned.
- 1856: Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, Part III Chapter XI, translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling
- He was obliged to sell his silver piece by piece; next he sold the drawing-room furniture. All the rooms were stripped; but the bedroom, her own room, remained as before.
- 2012 April 23, Angelique Chrisafis, “François Hollande on top but far right scores record result in French election”, in the Guardian:#* 2013, Paul Harris, Lance Armstrong faces multi-million dollar legal challenges after confession (in The Guardian, 19 January 2013)
- The lawyer and twice-divorced mother of three had presented herself as the modern face of her party, trying to strip it of unsavoury overtones after her father's convictions for saying the Nazi occupation of France was not "particularly inhumane".
- After the confession, the lawsuits. Lance Armstrong's extended appearance on the Oprah Winfrey network, in which the man stripped of seven Tour de France wins finally admitted to doping, has opened him up to several multi-million dollar legal challenges.
- Bible, Genesis xxxvii. 23
- (transitive) To remove (the thread or teeth) from a ****, nut, or gear.
- The thread is stripped.
- The **** is stripped.
- (intransitive) To fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a bolt, ****, or nut.
- (transitive) To remove color from hair, cloth, etc. to prepare it to receive new color.
- (transitive, bridge) To remove all cards of a particular suit from another player. (See also, strip-squeeze.)
- (transitive) To empty (tubing) by applying pressure to the outside of (the tubing) and moving that pressure along (the tubing).
- (transitive) To milk a cow, especially by stroking and compressing the teats to draw out the last of the milk.
- (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.
- (transitive, agriculture) To pare off the surface of (land) in strips.
- (transitive, obsolete) To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip.
- when first they stripped the Malean promontory
- Beaumont and Fletcher
- Before he reached it he was out of breath, / And then the other stripped him.
- To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action.
- To remove fibre, flock, or lint from; said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged.
- To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and tie them into "hands".
- To remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves).
- For usage examples of this term, see Citations:strip.
terms derived from strip (verb)
to remove or take away
to take off clothing
to do a striptease
to take away, to plunder
to fail in the thread; to lose the thread
bridge: to remove all cards of a particular suit from another player
to empty tubing
television: to run a TV series at the same time daily
agriculture: to pare off the surface of land in strips
to remove the midrib
- OED 2nd edition 1989
- Funk&Wagnalls Standard College Dictionary
- Rhymes: -ɪp
strip m (plural strips, diminutive stripje n)
- (strip): strook
- (comic): beeldverhaal
strip m (plural strips)
- Abbreviation of striptease.
- IPA(key): /strîp/
strȉp m (Cyrillic spelling стри̏п)
- comic (a cartoon story)