AskDefine | Define strip

Dictionary Definition



1 a relatively long narrow piece of something; "he felt a flat strip of muscle"
2 artifact consisting of 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 telling a story in a newspaper or comic book [syn: comic strip, cartoon strip]
5 thin piece of wood or metal
6 a form of erotic entertainment in which a dancer gradually undresses to music; "she did a strip right in front of everyone" [syn: striptease, strip show]


1 take away possessions from someone; "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets" [syn: deprive, divest]
2 get undressed; "please don't undress in front of everybody!"; "She strips in front of strangers every night for a living" [syn: undress, discase, uncase, unclothe, strip down, disrobe, peel] [ant: dress, dress]
3 remove the surface from; "strip wood"
4 remove substances from 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" [syn: clean]
8 strip the cured leaves from; "strip tobacco"
9 remove the thread (of screws)
10 remove a constituent from a liquid
11 take off or remove; "strip a wall of its wallpaper" [syn: dismantle]
12 draw the last milk (of cows)
13 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" [syn: undress, divest, disinvest] [also: stripping, stripped]

User Contributed Dictionary





  1. a long, thin piece of a bigger item
    • You use strips of paper in papier mache.
  2. a series of drawings, a comic strip
  3. a landing strip
  4. a street with multiple shopping or entertainment possibilities
  5. The fencing area, roughly 14 meters by 2 meters.
  6. (UK football) the uniform of a football team, or the same worn by supporters.
  7. shortened form of striptease.
a long, thin piece of a bigger item
a series of drawings, a comic strip
a landing strip


  1. To remove or take away.
    • Norm will strip the old varnish before painting the chair.
  2. usually intransitive To take off clothing.
  3. To do a striptease.
  4. To completely take away, to plunder.
    • The robbers stripped Norm of everything he owned.
  5. To remove the threads from a screw or the teeth from a gear.
  6. To remove color from hair, cloth, etc. to prepare it to receive new color.
  7. To remove all cards of a particular suit from another player. (See also, strip-squeeze.)

Derived terms


to remove or take away
to take off clothing
to do a striptease
to completely take away, to plunder
metaphore for road
  • Dutch: asfalt
  • Russian: дорожка





  1. comic (a cartoon story)

Extensive Definition

A strip is a long, thin piece of a bigger item; strip or stripped may refer to:
In comics:
In TV, film, or video:
In locations:
In music:
strip in Czech: Stripped
strip in Danish: Strip
strip in German: Streifen
strip in French: Stripped
strip in Japanese: ストリップ
strip in Portuguese: Tira
strip in Swedish: Stripped

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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