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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the removal of covering;
[syn: denudation, stripping, uncovering, baring, husking]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] And strippen her out of her rude array. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] They stripped Joseph out of his coat. --Gen. xxxvii. 23. [1913 Webster] Opinions which . . . no clergyman could have avowed without imminent risk of being stripped of his gown. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. To divest of clothing; to uncover. [1913 Webster] Before the folk herself strippeth she. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Strip your sword stark naked. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. (Naut.) To dismantle; as, to strip a ship of rigging, spars, etc. [1913 Webster] 4. (Agric.) To pare off the surface of, as land, in strips. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 6. To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] When first they stripped the Malean promontory. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] Before he reached it he was out of breath, And then the other stripped him. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] To strip bad habits from a corrupted heart, is stripping off the skin. --Gilpin. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 9. To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as by acids or electrolytic action. [1913 Webster] 10. (Carding) To remove fiber, flock, or lint from; -- said of the teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged. [1913 Webster] 11. To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and tie them into "hands"; to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves). [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stripping \Strip"ping\, n. 1. The act of one who strips. [1913 Webster] The mutual bows and courtesies . . . are remants of the original prostrations and strippings of the captive. --H. Spencer. [1913 Webster] Never were cows that required such stripping. --Mrs. Gaskell. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. The last milk drawn from a cow at a milking. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

stripping n 1: the removal of covering [syn: denudation, stripping, uncovering, baring, husking]