- The definition of a strip is a long narrow piece or section of something.
- An example of strip is a narrow piece of land on a coastline.
- An example of strip is a long thin piece of cardboard.
- Strip is defined as to remove clothing or covering or take something away from a person or thing.
- An example of strip is a woman removing her clothes for tips in a club.
- An example of strip is removing a layer of paint from a chest of drawers.
- An example of strip is taking away a title from a person.
- to remove (the clothing or covering) of or from (a person); make naked; undress
- to deprive or dispossess (a person or thing) of (honors, titles, attributes, etc.)
- to despoil of wealth, property, etc.; plunder; rob
- to pull, tear, or take off (a covering, skin, etc.) from (a person or thing)
- to pull or tear (an object) away from (someone): to strip an opponent of the football
- to make bare or clear by removing fruit, growth, removable parts, etc.: to strip a room of furniture
- to take apart (a firearm, etc.) piece by piece, as for cleaning; dismantle
- to break or damage the thread of (a nut, bolt, or screw) or the teeth of (a gear)
- to remove the last milk from (a cow) with a stroking movement of the thumb and forefinger
- to remove the large central rib from (tobacco leaves) or the leaf from (the stalk)
Origin of stripMiddle English strepen ; from Old English stripan, akin to streifen, to strip off ; from Indo-European an unverified form streub- ; from base an unverified form ster-, to streak, stroke from source strike
- to take off all clothing; undress
- ⌂ to perform a striptease
- a long, narrow piece, as of land, ribbon, wood, etc.
- ⌂ an area of dense commercial development, often of a specified kind, along a thoroughfare: a fast-food strip
- ⌂ comic strip
- Philately a vertical or horizontal row of three or more attached stamps
Origin of stripaltered (infl. by strip) ; from stripe
- a. A long narrow piece, usually of uniform width: a strip of paper; strips of beef.b. A long narrow region of land or body of water.
- A comic strip.
- An airstrip.
- An area, as along a busy street or highway, that is lined with a great number and variety of commercial establishments.
transitive verbstripped, strip·ping, strips
Origin of stripMiddle English, perhaps from Middle Low German strippe, strap, thong.
verbstripped, strip·ping, strips
- a. To remove clothing or covering from: stripped the beds.b. To remove or take off (clothing or covering): stripped off his shirt.c. To remove an exterior coating, as of paint or varnish, from: stripped the cabinets.d. To remove the leaves from the stalks of (tobacco, for example).e. To clear of a natural covering or growth; make bare: strip a field.
- a. To deprive of possessions, office, rank, privileges, or honors; divest: The court stripped him of his property.b. To rob of wealth or property; plunder or despoil: stripped the palace of its treasures.
- a. To remove equipment, furnishings, or accessories from: They stripped down the car to reduce its weight.b. To remove nonessential detail from; reduce to essentials: The director stripped down her style of filmmaking.c. To dismantle (a firearm, for example) piece by piece.
- To damage or break the threads of (a screw, for example) or the teeth of (a gear).
- To press the last drops of milk from (a cow or goat, for example) at the end of milking.
- To mount (a photographic positive or negative) on paper to be used in making a printing plate.
- a. To undress completely.b. To perform a striptease.
- To fall away or be removed; peel: The wallpaper strips away easily.
Origin of stripMiddle English stripen, from Old English -str&ymacron;pan, to plunder (in bestr&ymacron;pan).
(countable and uncountable, plural strips)
- (countable, uncountable) Material in long, thin pieces.
- You use strips of paper in papier mache. He welded together some pieces of strip.
- A comic strip.
- A landing strip.
- A strip steak.
- A street with multiple shopping or entertainment possibilities.
- (fencing) The fencing area, roughly 14 meters by 2 meters.
- (UK football) the uniform of a football team, or the same worn by supporters.
- (mining) A trough for washing ore.
- The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion.
From alteration of stripe or from Middle Low German strippe
(third-person singular simple present strips, present participle stripping, simple past and past participle stripped or stript)
- To remove or take away.
- Norm will strip the old varnish before painting the chair.
- (usually intransitive) To take off clothing.
- (intransitive) To perform a striptease.
- To take away something from (someone or something); to plunder; to divest.
- To remove (the thread or teeth) from a screw, nut, or gear.
- The thread is stripped.
- To remove the thread or teeth from (a screw, nut, or gear).
- The screw is stripped.
- (intransitive) To fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a bolt, screw, or nut.
- To remove color from hair, cloth, etc. to prepare it to receive new color.
- (bridge) To remove all cards of a particular suit from another player. (See also, strip-squeeze.)
- To empty (tubing) by applying pressure to the outside of (the tubing) and moving that pressure along (the tubing).
- To milk a cow, especially by stroking and compressing the teats to draw out the last of the milk.
- (television) To run a television series at the same time daily (at least on Mondays to Fridays), so that it appears as a strip straight across the weekly schedule.
- (agriculture) To pare off the surface of (land) in strips.
- Beaumont and Fletcher
- Before he reached it he was out of breath, / And then the other stripped him.
- To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action.
- To remove fibre, flock, or lint from; said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged.
- To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and tie them into "hands"; to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves).
From Middle English strepen, strippen, from Old English strÄ«epan (“plunder")