• WordNet 3.6
    • v strip get undressed "please don't undress in front of everybody!","She strips in front of strangers every night for a living"
    • v strip 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"
    • v strip draw the last milk (of cows)
    • v strip take off or remove "strip a wall of its wallpaper"
    • v strip remove a constituent from a liquid
    • v strip remove the thread (of screws)
    • v strip lay bare "denude a forest"
    • v strip remove substances from by a percolating liquid "leach the soil"
    • v strip remove the surface from "strip wood"
    • v strip strip the cured leaves from "strip tobacco"
    • v strip remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters","The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"
    • v strip take away possessions from someone "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets"
    • v strip steal goods; take as spoils "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
    • n strip a form of erotic entertainment in which a dancer gradually undresses to music "she did a strip right in front of everyone"
    • n strip an airfield without normal airport facilities
    • n strip artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
    • n strip thin piece of wood or metal
    • n strip a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book
    • n strip a relatively long narrow piece of something "he felt a flat strip of muscle"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: After the "Popeye" comic strip was launched in 1931, spinach consumption went up by thirty-three percent in the United States
    • Strip A narrow piece, or one comparatively long; as, a strip of cloth; a strip of land.
    • Strip (Mining) A trough for washing ore.
    • Strip (Gunnery) The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion.
    • Strip 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.
    • Strip 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. "And strippen her out of her rude array.""They stripped Joseph out of his coat.""Opinions which . . . no clergyman could have avowed without imminent risk of being stripped of his gown."
    • Strip (Naut) To dismantle; as, to strip a ship of rigging, spars, etc.
    • Strip To divest of clothing; to uncover. "Before the folk herself strippeth she.""Strip your sword stark naked."
    • Strip (Mach) To fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a bolt, screw, or nut. See Strip v. t., 8.
    • Strip (Agric) To pare off the surface of, as land, in strips.
    • Strip To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip. "When first they stripped the Malean promontory.""Before he reached it he was out of breath,
      And then the other stripped him."
    • Strip To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and tie them into “hands”; to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves).
    • Strip 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. "To strip bad habits from a corrupted heart, is stripping off the skin."
    • Strip (Carding) To remove fiber, flock, or lint from; -- said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged.
    • Strip To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action.
    • Strip To take off, or become divested of, clothes or covering; to undress.
    • Strip (Mach) To tear off (the thread) from a bolt or nut; as, the thread is stripped .
    • Strip (Mach) To tear off the thread from (a bolt or nut); as, the bolt is stripped .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In most comic strips and magazine advertisments, the time on the clock is 10:10.
    • strip To rob; plunder; despoil; deprive; divest; bereave: with of before the thing taken away: as, to strip a man of his possessions; to strip a tree of its fruit.
    • strip To deprive of covering; remove the skin or outer covering of; skin; peel: with of before the thing removed: as, to strip a beast of its skin; to strip a tree of its bark.
    • strip To uncover; unsheathe.
    • strip To unrig: as, to strip a ship.
    • strip To tear off the thread of: said of a screw or bolt: as, the screw was stripped.
    • strip To pull or tear off, as a covering or some adhering substance: as, to strip the skin from a beast; to strip the bark from a tree; to strip the clothes from a man's back: sometimes emphasized with off.
    • strip To milk dry; press all the milk out of: as, to strip a cow.
    • strip In fish-culture, to press or squeeze the ripe roe or milt out of (fishes). After the fishes are stripped the spawn of opposite sexes is mixed together; and after this artificial fecundation the eggs are hatched by artificial methods.
    • strip In agriculture, to pare off the surface of in strips, and turn over the strips upon the adjoining surface.
    • strip To separate; put away: with from.
    • strip In tobacco manufacturing, to separate (the wings of the tobacco-leaf) from the stems.
    • strip In carding, to clean (the teeth of the various cylinders and top flats) from short fibers.
    • strip In file-making, to cross-file and draw-file (a file-blank) in order to bring it to accurate form and to clean the surface preliminary to grinding and cutting.
    • strip In mining, to remove the overlying soil or detrital material from (any bed or mineral deposit which it is desired to open and work).
    • strip In gun-making, to turn (the exterior of a gun-barrel) in a lathe in such manner that its longitudinal axis shall coincide with the axis of the bore.
    • strip To run past or beyond; outrun; outstrip. See outstrip.
    • strip Synonyms To denude, lay bare.
    • strip To take off the covering or clothes; uncover; undress.
    • strip To lose the thread, as a screw, or have the screw stripped off, as a screw-bolt.
    • strip To issue from a rifled gun without assuming the spiral turn: said of a projectile.
    • strip To come off, as an outer covering (as bark); separate from an underlying surface.
    • strip To be stripped of milt or spawn. Compare I., 8.
    • n strip A narrow piece, comparatively long: as, a strip of cloth; a strip of territory.
    • n strip An ornamental appendage to women's dress, formerly worn: it is spoken of as worn on the neck and breast.
    • n strip A stripling; a slip.
    • n strip In joinery, a narrow piece of board nailed over a crack or joint between planks.
    • n strip In mining, one of a series of troughs forming a labyrinth, or some similar arrangement, through which the ore flows as it comes from the stamps, and in which the particles are deposited in the order of their equivalence.
    • n strip A rill.
    • n strip Destruction of fences, buildings, timber, etc.; waste.
    • strip To remove the mold from (an ingot) after casting the latter, in steel-making processes where fluid steel is cast in metallic molds with continuous walls. The heat of the fluid steel expands the molds from within, but the contraction of the steel is greater than that of the mold, and the latter can be stripped off the yellow-hot ingot after the solidification has gone far enough to allow this. If the ingot sticks to the mold, it is loosened by sledge-blows, or hydraulic pressure may be applied to a ram or stripper to force the ingot out while the mold is kept from moving.
    • n strip That which is stripped off; specifically, the short fibers of cotton or wool removed, manually or mechanically, from the carding-surfaces of a carding-machine; a kind of waste. Also called stripping.
    • n strip One of the two sections of a tobacco-leaf left by the removal of the midrib: used mostly in the plural and opposed to leaf. See stemmed tobacco and quotation under shipper, 4.
    • n strip plural A commercial name for crude rubber cut into long, narrow sheets, or lump-rubber that has been sliced by machinery. See rubber, 3.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 1st comic strip was "The Yellow Kid," in the New York World in 1896. The cartoonist was Richard Felton Outcault.
    • 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 Strip to undress: to lose the thread, as a screw: to come off:—pr.p. strip′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. stripped
    • n Strip a long narrow piece of anything (cf. Stripe)
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  • Theodore Roosevelt
    “My hat's in the ring. The fight is on and I'm stripped to the buff.”
  • Freda Adler
    Freda Adler
    “Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.”
  • Oscar Levant
    “Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you will find the real tinsel underneath.”
  • Barbara Johnson
    Barbara Johnson
    “Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.”
  • Winston Churchill
    “We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.”
  • Lord Byron
    “Women hate everything which strips off the tinsel of sentiment, and they are right, or it would rob them of their weapons.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. stripen, strepen, AS. strpan, in bestrpan, to plunder; akin to D. stroopen, MHG. stroufen, G. streifen,


In literature:

They found nothing but stripped bones.
"The Young Alaskans" by Emerson Hough
In a plain unmoulded strip this, of course, would not signify.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
The numerous different textures of the soil, accounted for the large number of strips.
"In the Flash Ranging Service" by Edward Alva Trueblood
No, not by weight, but by the width of the strip of tin and the width of the strip of gold.
"Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth" by Henry L. Ambler
The district forms a strip of alluvial land between the hills and the sea, varying from about 9 to 34 m. in breadth; area, 2085 sq.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
A number of the bodies have been stripped of rings or bracelets and other valuables.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
For a test-tube or a small flask, tear a strip of cotton-wool some 10 cm.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
The creature stripped of its skin appears as it was before, without any change of form.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
Meantime I had trimmed some of the strips for Westbury and had given some slight attention to his artistic method.
"Dwellers in Arcady" by Albert Bigelow Paine
The sky above appeared a mere strip of blue; and we were surrounded by a gloom deeper than that of twilight.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

Leave nought that is unmeet:
Of all that is mine own
Strip me, and so complete
My likeness to Thy Son.
"I Said, My God, At Length" by Horatius Bonar
Stripped of robes and golden feather,
Buried lies the guest:
Summer's wonder-working weather
Warms his place of rest.
"Mon-Daw-Min" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Now you're here we'll have our day....
Let us take this daisied hollow,
And beneath these beeches follow
This wild strip of way
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part II" by Madison Julius Cawein
When looking backward here we see
A narrow strip of dusty road,
Now dim within the past, that we
From boyhood up to manhood trod.
"The Portrait" by Alexander Anderson
She knew not, being for shame’s sake blind,
If his eyes were hot on her face hard by.
And the judge bade strip and ship them, and bind
Bosom to bosom, to drown and die.
"Les Noyades" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
From lofty kings would constant worth
On peasant brows their crowns bestow,
And rising from her overthrow
Eternal justice rule the earth,
While right would strip the favored few
To bless the many, if we knew?
"If We But Knew" by Freeman Edwin Miller

In news:

Two law students were arrested Friday after police said they killed an exotic bird at a hotel exhibit on the Las Vegas Strip.
Freeman Field has two large intersecting grass strips.
Rookie relationship/game strip Blind Date scored its all-time ratings high of a 2.4 for the week ended July 23, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Get the supplies ready, including a new test strip and disposable lancet.
VIP blood red carpet for Eli Roth's Goretorium on the Strip.
The Eagle's new comic strip "Dustin" focuses on 23-year-old Dustin Kudlick, a member of the "boomerang " generation.
New comic strip joins daily lineup.
New Comic Strip A Riot.
Bob Kohn Submits DoJ Amicus Brief as Comic Strip .
Three years after revealing he had received a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, comic-strip creator Richard Thompson, 54, has announced that he will end his popular strip "Cul de Sac" in late September.
Comic strip takes on Redskins logo.
Matt Groening Ends Gay-Inclusive Strip.
Simpsons creator Matt Groening is ending the gay-inclusive comic strip "Life in Hell," his first claim to fame, as alternative newspapers' budgets dry up.
British Cult Comedy 'The Comic Strip Presents' to Return.
That storyline in the comic strip "Funky Winkerbean" is running in about 400 newspapers.

In science:

Lemma 5: Let a, b ∈ N, A be an a-strip with respect to µA , and B be a b-strip with respect to µB .
Extensions of endomorphisms of C(X)
T ) = {(eiθ , λ) : (θ , λ) ∈ [0, 2π ]p(β ∗ T ) }. p(T ) are the union of a 2-strip with a 3-strip.
Extensions of endomorphisms of C(X)
T ) by S2 , and the 3-strip in T the 2-strip in T Suppose, for a contradiction, that there exists f ∈ C (Tp) such that p(T ) for all (x, λ) ∈ Tp .
Extensions of endomorphisms of C(X)
The strips are arranged along the bending plane in order to collect in one or two adjacent strips almost all the energy of electrons with bremsstrahlung and converted photons.
The CMS High Level Trigger
The narrow vertical strip along the p-axis is a subset of R(Πicvc ), and the horizontal strip along the line p = 1 is a subset of R(Πiec ); see the comments around (9.1) and (9.2).
Random-cluster representation of the Blume-Capel model