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.