Definition of Strip

  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To divest of clothing; to uncover.
  • (v. t.) To dismantle; as, to strip a ship of rigging, spars, etc.
  • (v. t.) To pare off the surface of, as land, in strips.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To tear off (the thread) from a bolt or nut; as, the thread is stripped.
  • (v. t.) To tear off the thread from (a bolt or nut); as, the bolt is stripped.
  • (v. t.) To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action.
  • (v. t.) To remove fiber, flock, or lint from; -- said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged.
  • (v. t.) To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and tie them into \"hands\"; to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves).
  • (v. i.) To take off, or become divested of, clothes or covering; to undress.
  • (v. i.) To fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a bolt, screw, or nut. See Strip, v. t., 8.
  • (n.) A narrow piece, or one comparatively long; as, a strip of cloth; a strip of land.
  • (n.) A trough for washing ore.
  • (n.) The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion.

Antonyms of Strip


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