What does PEEL mean?

Definitions for PEEL

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word PEEL.

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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peel(noun)

    a small tower, fort, or castle; a keep

    Etymology: [OE. pel. Cf. Pile a heap.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. pel. Cf. Pile a heap.]

  3. Peel(verb)

    to plunder; to pillage; to rob

    Etymology: [OE. pel. Cf. Pile a heap.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. pel. Cf. Pile a heap.]

  5. Peel(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. pel. Cf. Pile a heap.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. pel. Cf. Pile a heap.]

  7. Peel(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. pel. Cf. Pile a heap.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Peel

    pēl, v.t. to strip off the skin or bark: to bare.—v.i. to come off as the skin: to lose the skin: (slang) to undress.—n. the skin, rind, or bark: (print.) a wooden pole with short cross-piece for carrying printed sheets to the poles on which they are to be dried: the wash or blade of an oar—not the loom: a mark (Peel mark) for cattle, for persons who cannot write, &c.—adj. Peeled, stripped of skin, rind, or bark: plundered.—ns. Peel′er, one who peels, a plunderer; Peel′ing, the act of stripping: that which is stripped off: (print.) the removing of the layers of a paper overlay, to get a lighter impression. [O. Fr. peler, to unskin—L. pilāre, to deprive of hair—pilus, a hair; or pellis, a skin.]

  2. Peel

    pēl, n. a small Border fortress.—Also Peel′-tow′er. [Pile.]

  3. Peel

    pēl, n. a baker's wooden shovel: a fire-shovel. [O. Fr. pele—L. pāla, a spade.]

  4. Peel

    pēl, v.t. to plunder: to pillage. [Pill (v.).]

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

    At Peel, we're passionate about great TV. You should love what you watch - every time you relax on the couch. After all, life's too short for bad TV.We build innovative solutions to enhance the TV experience, and believe that delightful program discovery, seamless remote control, and engaging social interactions will revolutionize your living room entertainment. We're excited about the future of TV and are working hard to bring this vision to life.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. peel

    A stronghold of earth and timber for defence. Also, the wash of an oar.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. peel

    To strip; to plunder; to pillage; as, to peel a province or conquered people.

  2. peel

    A small tower or fort.

Suggested Resources

  1. peel

    Song lyrics by peel -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by peel on the Lyrics.com website.

  2. PEEL

    What does PEEL stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the PEEL acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

How to pronounce PEEL?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say PEEL in sign language?

  1. peel


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PEEL in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PEEL in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of PEEL in a Sentence

  1. Robert Dawson:

    I am not a librarian, but 18 years of doing this, you peel away things.

  2. Janet Helm:

    They have lots of stringy roots and big, hard-looking shells on them that people don't know how to peel or prepare, but I've never met a veggie I didn't like, so [the challenge is] getting people out of their culinary rut and into trying new things.

  3. Janet Helm:

    Some of the root veg you may have to cook a little first, getting that hard peel off, often works best if you cut in quarters and then peel from there. And if you still need help you can probably find a YouTube video on how to cut and prepare any of these vegetables.

  4. Andrew Feldman:

    At some point, the two liberal lions in this race are going to have to figure out how to peel off the other's supporters.

  5. Quentin Crisp:

    For flavor, instant sex will never supercede the stuff you have to peel and cook.

Images & Illustrations of PEEL


Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for PEEL

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for PEEL »


Find a translation for the PEEL definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:

Discuss these PEEL definitions with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


    "PEEL." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 7 Mar. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/PEEL>.

    Are we missing a good definition for PEEL? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a words master?

    add details to
    • A. cleave
    • B. embellish
    • C. abide
    • D. famish

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for PEEL:

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.