Definitions for stripstrɪp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stripstrɪp(v.)stripped; stript, strip•ping

  1. (v.t.)to deprive of covering:

    to strip a fruit of its rind.

  2. to deprive of clothing.

  3. to remove:

    to strip sheets from a bed.

  4. to deprive; divest:

    stripped of one's rights.

  5. to clear out; empty:

    to strip a house of its contents.

  6. to deprive of equipment or possessions.

  7. to remove varnish, paint, wax, or the like from.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  8. to separate the leaves from the stalks of (tobacco).

    Category: Agriculture

  9. to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves).

    Category: Agriculture

  10. to shear or damage the thread or the teeth of:

    to strip gears.

    Category: Machinery

  11. to draw the last milk from (a cow), esp. by a stroking and compressing movement.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  12. to remove (color) from a cloth or yarn.

    Category: Textiles

  13. Chem. to remove the most volatile components from, as by distillation or evaporation.

    Category: Chemistry

  14. (v.i.)to remove one's clothes.

  15. to perform a striptease.

  16. to become stripped.

  17. Ref: striptease.

Origin of strip:

1175–1225; ME strippen, earlier stripen, strepen, strupen


stripstrɪp(n.; v.)stripped, strip•ping.

  1. (n.)a long narrow piece of material.

  2. a narrow expanse of water or land.

  3. Category: Fine Arts

    Ref: comic strip.

  4. an airstrip; runway.

    Category: Aeronautics

  5. an area of commercial development along a thoroughfare.

  6. Ref: drag strip.

  7. (v.t.)to cut, tear, or form into strips.

Origin of strip:

1425–75; late ME, c. or < MLG strippe strap; see stripe1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. strip(noun)

    a relatively long narrow piece of something

    "he felt a flat strip of muscle"

  2. strip, slip(noun)

    artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material

  3. airstrip, flight strip, landing strip, strip(noun)

    an airfield without normal airport facilities

  4. comic strip, cartoon strip, strip, funnies(noun)

    a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book

  5. strip(noun)

    thin piece of wood or metal

  6. strip, striptease, strip show(verb)

    a form of erotic entertainment in which a dancer gradually undresses to music

    "she did a strip right in front of everyone"

  7. deprive, strip, divest(verb)

    take away possessions from someone

    "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets"

  8. 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"

  9. strip(verb)

    remove the surface from

    "strip wood"

  10. leach, strip(verb)

    remove substances from by a percolating liquid

    "leach the soil"

  11. denude, bare, denudate, strip(verb)

    lay bare

    "denude a forest"

  12. plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, pillage, foray(verb)

    steal goods; take as spoils

    "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"

  13. clean, strip(verb)

    remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely

    "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"

  14. strip(verb)

    strip the cured leaves from

    "strip tobacco"

  15. strip(verb)

    remove the thread (of screws)

  16. strip(verb)

    remove a constituent from a liquid

  17. strip, dismantle(verb)

    take off or remove

    "strip a wall of its wallpaper"

  18. strip(verb)

    draw the last milk (of cows)

  19. strip, undress, divest, disinvest(verb)

    remove (someone's or one's own) clothes

    "The nurse quickly undressed the accident victim"; "She divested herself of her outdoor clothes"; "He disinvested himself of his garments"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. strip(verb)ɪp

    to take your clothes off

    The guards told him to strip.; He stripped his clothes off.

  2. stripɪp

    to pull the top layer off of sth

    The beaver strips the bark from the tree.; First strip the old paint.

  3. stripɪp

    to remove or steal everything from inside sth

    Thieves stripped the museum of its WWII artifacts.; We stripped the kitchen and started again.

  4. stripɪp

    to take away a right, privilege, or responsibility

    citizens stripped of their civil rights; They stripped her of her official title.

  5. strip(noun)ɪp

    a long, narrow, flat piece of sth

    strips of colored paper

  6. stripɪp

    a long narrow area of land, water, etc.

    an empty strip of beach

  7. stripɪp

    a street with many stores or businesses on it

    the Las Vegas strip

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strip(verb)

    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

  2. Strip(verb)

    to divest of clothing; to uncover

  3. Strip(verb)

    to dismantle; as, to strip a ship of rigging, spars, etc

  4. Strip(verb)

    to pare off the surface of, as land, in strips

  5. Strip(verb)

    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

  6. Strip(verb)

    to pass; to get clear of; to outstrip

  7. Strip(verb)

    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

  8. Strip(verb)

    to tear off (the thread) from a bolt or nut; as, the thread is stripped

  9. Strip(verb)

    to tear off the thread from (a bolt or nut); as, the bolt is stripped

  10. Strip(verb)

    to remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action

  11. Strip(verb)

    to remove fiber, flock, or lint from; -- said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged

  12. Strip(verb)

    to pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and tie them into "hands"; to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves)

  13. Strip(verb)

    to take off, or become divested of, clothes or covering; to undress

  14. Strip(verb)

    to fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a bolt, screw, or nut. See Strip, v. t., 8

  15. Strip(noun)

    a narrow piece, or one comparatively long; as, a strip of cloth; a strip of land

  16. Strip(noun)

    a trough for washing ore

  17. Strip(noun)

    the issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion


  1. Strip

    Strip is the second solo album by Adam Ant, released in 1983. It marked a decline in Ant's success, as it only reached #65 in the US and #20 in the UK. The lead single from the album was "Puss 'n Boots", which continued the pantomime themes and fashions of Ant's earlier work. The single reached #5 on the UK chart in 1983, becoming Ant's final UK top ten hit, although other top 20 hits would follow. The title track, "Strip" was released as a single in 1984 and reached #41 on the UK singles chart and #42 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The cover photograph was fashioned after actress Jane Russell's famous photo from Howard Hughes's 1943 film The Outlaw. An extensive tour of the US was undertaken after the release. In Adam Ant's 2006 autobiography, he mentions that the promoters and tour managers were incentivized with higher pay if the album hit the Top 40 in the US. It got to #65. Some performances of the tour can be found on YouTube. It was the biggest American tour of Ant's career, with dates in many cities, and was famous for the showmanship involved; this included a vine-covered bridge suspended above the audience, and a Houdini-style immersion tank, which Ant would jump in and emerge from wearing only black shorts - after "stripping" his stage costume off during the course of the show.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'strip' in Nouns Frequency: #1636

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'strip' in Verbs Frequency: #813

Translations for strip

From our Multilingual Dictionary

  • отнемам, ограбвам, писта, свалям, ивица, комикси, събличам, правя стриптийзBulgarian
  • striptýz, pruh, přistávací plocha, třída, bulvár, komiks, kreslený seriálCzech
  • λωρίδα, ταινία, σκίτσα συνέχειαςGreek
  • striptiziEsperanto
  • tira, desvestir, sacarse la ropa, removerSpanish
  • kaistale, suikale, kiitotie, sarjakuvastrippi, strippi, kiitorata, strippausFinnish
  • strippaFaroese
  • bande, se déshabiller, strip, enleverFrench
  • bannScottish Gaelic
  • jalurIndonesian
  • desvestizarIdo
  • flugbraut, svipta, stripp, afklæðast, strippa, strimill, myndasyrpa, braut, nektardans, fjarlægjaIcelandic
  • striscia di fumetti, pista d'atterraggio, privare, denudare, via principale, spogliarello, spogliarsi, svuotare, striscia, listello, strappare, togliere, corso, spogliare, svestire, denudarsi, fare lo spogliarello, derubare, striscia d'asfalto, strada, lista, reggetta, fumettoItalian
  • 切れ, 脱ぐ, 奪い取る, 滑走路Japanese
  • nudor, nudoLatin
  • sloksneLatvian
  • whakahahakeMāori
  • landingsbaan, koopgoot, strippen, stripboek, uitkleden, asfalt, strookDutch
  • tira, pistaPortuguese
  • dezbrăca, face, jupui, prădui, secaRomanian
  • полоса́, раздевать, поло́ска, снимать, раздеваться, дорожкаRussian
  • pristajalna stezaSlovene
  • serie, stripp, strippa, ta av, remsa, strimla, landningsbana, klä avSwedish
  • striptiz, striptiz yapmakTurkish


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