Definitions for peelpil

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to strip (something) of its skin, rind, bark, etc.

  2. to strip away from something:

    to peel paint from a car.

  3. (v.i.)(of skin, bark, paint, etc.) to come off in pieces.

  4. to lose the skin, rind, bark, paint, etc.

  5. Informal. to undress.

    Category: Informal

  6. peel off, (of an aircraft) to leave a flight formation with a banking turn. to veer away from a path or group.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Aeronautics

  7. (n.)the skin or rind of a fruit or vegetable.

    Category: Botany

Idioms for peel:

  1. keep one's eyes peeled,to watch closely or carefully; be alert.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

Origin of peel:

bef. 1100; ME pelen, OE pilian to strip, skin < L pilāre to remove hair, der. of pilus hair


  1. a shovellike implement for moving bread, pies, etc., into or out of an oven.

Origin of peel:

1350–1400; ME pele < MF < L pāla spade


  1. Sir Robert, 1788–1850, British statesman: founder of the London constabulary; prime minister 1834–35, 1841–46.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Peel, Robert Peel, Sir Robert Peel(noun)

    British politician (1788-1850)

  2. peel, skin(verb)

    the rind of a fruit or vegetable

  3. skin, peel, pare(verb)

    strip the skin off

    "pare apples"

  4. peel off, peel, flake off, flake(verb)

    come off in flakes or thin small pieces

    "The paint in my house is peeling off"

  5. undress, discase, uncase, unclothe, strip, strip down, disrobe, peel(verb)

    get undressed

    "please don't undress in front of everybody!"; "She strips in front of strangers every night for a living"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. peel(verb)pil

    to remove the skin of a fruit or vegetable

    First peel and wash the potatoes.

  2. peelpil

    to come off a surface in small pieces

    The paint had begun to peel.

  3. peel(noun)pil

    the skin of a fruit or vegetable

    orange/banana/potato peel

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peel(noun)

    a small tower, fort, or castle; a keep

  2. Peel(noun)

    a spadelike implement, variously used, as for removing loaves of bread from a baker's oven; also, a T-shaped implement used by printers and bookbinders for hanging wet sheets of paper on lines or poles to dry. Also, the blade of an oar

  3. Peel(verb)

    to plunder; to pillage; to rob

  4. Peel(verb)

    to strip off the skin, bark, or rind of; to strip by drawing or tearing off the skin, bark, husks, etc.; to flay; to decorticate; as, to peel an orange

  5. Peel(verb)

    to strip or tear off; to remove by stripping, as the skin of an animal, the bark of a tree, etc

  6. Peel(verb)

    to lose the skin, bark, or rind; to come off, as the skin, bark, or rind does; -- often used with an adverb; as, the bark peels easily or readily

  7. Peel(noun)

    the skin or rind; as, the peel of an orange


  1. Peel

    Peel was a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1968. It was located in the province of Ontario. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867. It consisted of the Townships of Chinguacousy, Toronto, and the Gore of Toronto, and the Villages of Brampton and Streetsville. In 1903, it was redefined to consist of the county of Peel. The electoral district was abolished in 1966 when it was redistributed between Peel South and Peel—Dufferin ridings.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Peel

    a fishing town and holiday resort on the W. coast of the Isle of Man, 12 m. NW. of Douglas; it is noted for its castle.


  1. Peel

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Translations for peel

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to take off the skin or outer covering of (a fruit or vegetable)

She peeled the potatoes.

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