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strip


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Strip  \Strip\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Stripped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Stripping}.]  [OE.  stripen,  strepen,  AS  str?pan  in  bestr?pan 
  to  plunder;  akin  to  D.  stroopen  MHG.  stroufen  G.  streifen.] 
  1.  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.  --Chaucer. 
 
  They  stripped  Joseph  out  of  his  coat.  --Gen.  xxxvii 
  23. 
 
  Opinions  which  .  .  .  no  clergyman  could  have  avowed 
  without  imminent  risk  of  being  stripped  of  his  gown. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  To  divest  of  clothing;  to  uncover. 
 
  Before  the  folk  herself  strippeth  she  --Chaucer. 
 
  Strip  your  sword  stark  naked.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  (Naut.)  To  dismantle;  as  to  strip  a  ship  of  rigging, 
  spars,  etc 
 
  4.  (Agric.)  To  pare  off  the  surface  of  as  land,  in  strips. 
 
  5.  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.  To  pass;  to  get  clear  of  to  outstrip.  [Obs.] 
 
  When  first  they  stripped  the  Malean  promontory. 
  --Chapman. 
 
  Before  he  reached  it  he  was  out  of  breath,  And  then 
  the  other  stripped  him  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  7.  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.  --Gilpin. 
 
  8.  (Mach.) 
  a  To  tear  off  (the  thread)  from  a  bolt  or  nut;  as  the 
  thread  is  stripped. 
  b  To  tear  off  the  thread  from  (a  bolt  or  nut);  as  the 
  bolt  is  stripped. 
 
  9.  To  remove  the  metal  coating  from  (a  plated  article),  as  by 
  acids  or  electrolytic  action 
 
  10.  (Carding)  To  remove  fiber,  flock,  or  lint  from  --  said 
  of  the  teeth  of  a  card  when  it  becomes  partly  clogged. 
 
  11.  To  pick  the  cured  leaves  from  the  stalks  of  (tobacco)  and 
  tie  them  into  ``hands'';  to  remove  the  midrib  from 
  (tobacco  leaves). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Strip  \Strip\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  take  off  or  become  divested  of  clothes  or  covering; 
  to  undress. 
 
  2.  (Mach.)  To  fail  in  the  thread;  to  lose  the  thread,  as  a 
  bolt,  screw,  or  nut.  See  {Strip},  v.  t.,  8. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Strip  \Strip\,  n. 
  1.  A  narrow  piece,  or  one  comparatively  long;  as  a  strip  of 
  cloth;  a  strip  of  land. 
 
  2.  (Mining)  A  trough  for  washing  ore. 
 
  3.  (Gunnery)  The  issuing  of  a  projectile  from  a  rifled  gun 
  without  acquiring  the  spiral  motion.  --Farrow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  strip 
  adj  :  (of  mines  and  mining)  worked  from  the  exposed  surface; 
  "opencast  mining";  "an  opencut  iron  mine";  "a  strip 
  mine"  [syn:  {opencast},  {opencut},  {strip(a)}] 
  n  1:  a  relatively  long  narrow  piece  of  something  "he  felt  a  flat 
  strip  of  muscle" 
  2:  a  narrow  flat  piece  of  material  [syn:  {slip}] 
  3:  an  airfield  without  normal  airport  facilities  [syn:  {airstrip}, 
  {flight  strip},  {landing  strip}] 
  4:  a  sequence  of  drawings  in  a  newspaper  telling  a  story  [syn: 
  {comic  strip},  {cartoon  strip}] 
  5:  thin  piece  of  wood  or  metal 
  6:  a  form  of  entertainment  in  which  a  dancer  undresses  to 
  music;  "she  did  a  strip  right  in  front  of  everyone"  [syn: 
  {striptease}] 
  v  1:  take  away  all  material  possessions  from  someone  [syn:  {dispossess}, 
  {deprive},  {divest}] 
  2:  get  undressed;  "please  don't  undress  in  front  of  everybody!" 
  [syn:  {undress},  {discase},  {uncase},  {unclothe},  {strip 
  down},  {disrobe}]  [ant:  {dress},  {dress}] 
  3:  remove  the  surface  from  "strip  wood" 
  4:  remove  substances  form  by  a  percolating  liquid;  "leach  the 
  soil"  [syn:  {leach}] 
  5:  lay  bare;  "denude  a  forest"  [syn:  {denude},  {bare},  {denudate}] 
  6:  steal  goods;  take  as  spoils;  "During  the  earthquake  people 
  looted  the  stores  that  were  deserted  by  their  owners" 
  [syn:  {plunder},  {despoil},  {loot},  {reave},  {rifle},  {ransack}, 
  {pillage},  {foray}] 
  7:  remove  all  contents  or  possession  from  or  empty  completely; 
  "The  boys  cleaned  the  sandwich  platters";  "The  trees  were 
  cleaned  of  apples  by  the  storm";  deprive  wholly  of  money 
  in  a  gambling  game,  robbery,  etc.;  "The  other  players 
  cleaned  him  completely"  [syn:  {clean}] 
  8:  strip  the  cured  leaves  from  "strip  tobacco" 
  9:  remove  the  thread  (of  screws) 
  10:  remove  a  constituent  from  a  liquid;  in  chemistry 
  11:  take  off  or  remove;  "strip  a  wall  of  its  wallpaper"  [syn:  {dismantle}] 
  12:  draw  the  last  milk  (of  cows) 




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