Pronunciation Noun


  1. (countable, uncountable) Long, thin piece of land, or of any material.
    You use strips of paper in papier mache.   He welded together some pieces of strip.
  2. A comic strip.
  3. A landing strip.
  4. A strip steak.
  5. A street with multiple shopping or entertainment possibilities.
  6. (fencing) The fencing area, roughly 14 meters by 2 meters.
  7. (UK, soccer) The uniform of a football team, or the same worn by supporters.
  8. Striptease.
  9. (mining) A trough for washing ore.
  10. The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without acquiring the spiral motion.
  11. (television) A television series aired at the same time daily (or at least on Mondays to Fridays), so that it appears as a strip straight across the weekly schedule.
Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • Italian: corso, via principale
Translations Verb

strip (strips, present participle stripping; past and past participle stripped)

  1. (transitive) To remove or take away, often in strips or stripes.
    Norm will strip the old varnish before painting the chair.
  2. (usually, intransitive) To take off clothing.
    • 1980, Victor Miller (writer), Friday the 13th (1980 film) (film)
      We're going to play Strip Monopoly.
  3. (intransitive) To perform a striptease.
  4. (transitive) To take away something from (someone or something); to plunder; to divest.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Genesis 32:23 ↗:
      They stript Joseph out of his coat.
    • 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 1, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
    • 1856, Eleanor Marx-Aveling (translator), Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, Part III Chapter XI
      He was obliged to sell his silver piece by piece; next he sold the drawing-room furniture. All the rooms were stripped; but the bedroom, her own room, remained as before.
    • 2013, Paul Harris, Lance Armstrong faces multi-million dollar legal challenges after confession (in The Guardian, 19 January 2013)
      After the confession, the lawsuits. Lance Armstrong's extended appearance on the Oprah Winfrey network, in which the man stripped of seven Tour de France wins finally admitted to doping, has opened him up to several multi-million dollar legal challenges.
  5. (transitive) To remove cargo from (a container).
  6. (transitive) To remove (the thread or teeth) from a screw, nut, or gear.
    The thread is stripped.
    The screw is stripped.
  7. (intransitive) To fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a bolt, screw, or nut.
  8. (transitive) To remove color from hair, cloth, etc. to prepare it to receive new color.
  9. (transitive, bridge) To remove all cards of a particular suit from another player. (See also strip-squeeze.)
  10. (transitive) To empty (tubing) by applying pressure to the outside of (the tubing) and moving that pressure along (the tubing).
  11. (transitive) To milk a cow, especially by stroking and compressing the teats to draw out the last of the milk.
  12. To press out the ripe roe or milt from fishes, for artificial fecundation.
  13. (television, transitive) To run a television series at the same time daily (or at least on Mondays to Fridays), so that it appears as a strip straight across the weekly schedule.
  14. (transitive, agriculture) To pare off the surface of (land) in strips.
  15. (transitive) To remove the overlying earth from (a deposit).
  16. (transitive, obsolete) To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip.
    • when first they stripped the Malean promontory
    • (Can we date this quote?), Francis Beaumont; John Fletcher, “The Honest Man's Fortune”, in Comedies and Tragedies […], London: Printed for Humphrey Robinson, […], and for Humphrey Moseley […], published 1647, OCLC 3083972 ↗, Act 1, scene 1:
      Before he reached it he was out of breath, / And then the other stript him.
  17. To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action.
  18. To remove fibre, flock, or lint from; said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged.
  19. To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and tie them into "hands".
  20. To remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves).
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations
  • German: strippen
  • Italian: spogliarsi, denudarsi, fare lo spogliarello
  • Portuguese: fazer (um) striptease
Translations Translations Translations Translations Adjective

strip (not comparable)

  1. (of games) Involving the removal of clothes.
    • 20 May 2018, Hadley Freeman in The Guardian, Is Meghan Markle the American the royals have needed all along? ↗
      What was going to happen to this cheeky boy, suddenly deprived of his fun-loving mother, and left with his cold father who barely touched him at her funeral? For a long time – a Nazi uniform here, a game of strip billiards there – it looked like the answer was: nothing good.

Proper noun
  1. (informal) Ellipsis of Gaza Strip#English|Gaza Strip (“Levant”)
  2. (informal) Ellipsis of Las Vegas Strip (“Las Vegas, Nevada, USA”) Vegas Strip
  3. (informal) Ellipsis of Sunset Strip (“Los Angeles, California, USA”)
  4. (informal) Ellipsis of Strip District (“Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA”)

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