What does strip mean?

Definitions for strip

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

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"

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

  18. Origin: [OE. stripen, strepen, AS. strpan in bestrpan to plunder; akin to D. stroopen, MHG. stroufen, G. streifen.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Strip

    strip, v.t to pull off in strips or stripes: to tear off: to deprive of a covering: to skin, to peel, to husk: to make bare: to expose: to remove the overlying earth from a deposit: to deprive: to impoverish or make destitute: to plunder: to press out the last milk at a milking: to press out the ripe roe or milt from fishes, for artificial fecundation: to separate the leaves of tobacco from the stems.—v.i. to undress: to lose the thread, as a screw: to come off:—pr.p. strip′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. stripped.—n. a long narrow piece of anything (cf. Stripe).—ns. Strip′leaf, tobacco which has been stripped of the stalks before packing; Strip′per, one who, or that which, strips.—n.pl. Strip′pings, the last milk drawn from a cow at a milking.—Strip off, to pull or take off: to cast off. [A.S. strýpan; Ger. streifen.]

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strip in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strip in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of strip in a Sentence

  1. Samuel Cammack III:

    It wasn't a strip search, it was a manual cavity search.

  2. Lisa Pruitt:

    They ought to do something - tear it down, make it a strip mall.

  3. Joshua Zeichner:

    Long, hot showers strip your skin of essential oils and lead to dryness.

  4. Ariel Sharon:

    By the end of 2005 there will not be a single Jew left in the Gaza Strip.

  5. Henry Tam:

    This is a 15-20 year project, the area is four times the size of Macau's Cotai strip.

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Translations for strip

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  • 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
  • نوارPersian
  • 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
  • ஆடை அவிழ்ப்புTamil
  • เพิกThai
  • striptiz, striptiz yapmakTurkish
  • 跳闸Chinese

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