- 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.
transitive verbstripped, strip′ping
- 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
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).
- a. To draw and discard the first drops of milk from the udder of (a cow or goat, for example) at the start of milking.b. To draw the last drops of milk from the udder of (a cow or goat, for example) at the end of milking.
- To extract the milt or roe from (a live fish).
- To draw in (a fishing line) by hand, as between casts with a fly rod.
- 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 -strépan to plunder ( in bestrépan )
- 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
(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")