verb \ˈstrip\

: to remove your clothing

: to take the clothes off (someone)

: to remove your clothing in a sexually exciting way while someone is watching

stripped \ˈstript\ also striptstrip·ping

Full Definition of STRIP

transitive verb
a :  to remove clothing, covering, or surface matter from
b :  to deprive of possessions
c :  to divest of honors, privileges, or functions
a :  to remove extraneous or superficial matter from <a prose style stripped to the bones>
b :  to remove furniture, equipment, or accessories from <strip a ship for action>
:  to make bare or clear (as by cutting or grazing)
:  to finish a milking of by pressing the last available milk from the teats <strip a cow>
a :  to remove cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco)
b :  to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves)
:  to tear or damage the thread of (a separable part or fitting)
:  to separate (components) from a mixture or solution
:  to press eggs or milt out of (a fish)
:  to remove (a subcutaneous vein) by means of a surgical instrument
intransitive verb
a :  to take off clothes
b :  to perform a striptease
:  peel 1
strip·pa·ble \ˈstri-pə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of STRIP

  1. He stripped himself down to his underwear.
  2. The prisoners were stripped naked.
  3. She gets paid to dance and strip at the club.
  4. They stripped the table and refinished it.
  5. They stripped the room when they left.
  6. The building had been completely stripped of its original woodwork.

Origin of STRIP

Middle English strepen, strippen, from Old English -strīepan; akin to Old High German stroufen to strip
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with STRIP



: a long, narrow piece of something

: a long, narrow piece of land

: a road that has a lot of shops, restaurants, etc., along it

Full Definition of STRIP

a :  a long narrow piece of a material
b :  a long narrow area of land or water
:  airstrip
:  a commercially developed area especially along a highway

Examples of STRIP

  1. a small strip of cloth
  2. the half-mile strip of road

Origin of STRIP

probably alteration of 3stripe
First Known Use: 1548

Related to STRIP

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms

airway, apron, corridor, dirigible, fishtail, flat-hat, vector


transitive verb \ˈstrip\   (Medical Dictionary)
stripped \ˈstript\ strip·ping

Medical Definition of STRIP

:  to remove (a vein) by means of a stripper <stripping a varicose saphenous vein>
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