Strip Definition

strĭp
stripped, stripping, strips
verb
stripped, stripping, strips
To remove (the clothing or covering) of or from (a person); make naked; undress.
Webster's New World
To take off all clothing; undress.
Webster's New World
To remove an exterior coating, as of paint or varnish, from.
Stripped the cabinets.
American Heritage
To deprive or dispossess (a person or thing) of (honors, titles, attributes, etc.)
Webster's New World
To pull, tear, or take off (a covering, skin, etc.) from (a person or thing)
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
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noun
strips
Webster's New World
A striptease.
American Heritage
A long, narrow piece, as of land, ribbon, wood, etc.
Webster's New World
A long narrow region of land or body of water.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
whole
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Other Word Forms of Strip

Noun

Singular:
strip
Plural:
STRIPS

Origin of Strip

  • Middle English stripen from Old English -strȳpan to plunder (in bestrȳpan)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English strepen, strippen, from Old English strÄ«epan (“plunder")

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English perhaps from Middle Low German strippe strap, thong

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From alteration of stripe or from Middle Low German strippe

    From Wiktionary

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