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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun strip:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb strip:

pillageransackrifledivestlootleachplunderbareundressdismantlepeeldeprivestripclean

The word strip is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun strip

What does strip mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: strips

  1. a relatively long narrow piece of something
    • example: he felt a flat strip of muscle
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic words: part / piece = a portion of a natural object
    • more specific word: row = a long continuous strip
  2. artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of strip: slip
    • more generic words: artefact / artifact = a man-made object taken as a whole
    • more specific terms:
      • band = a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs
      • band / ring = a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it
      • band = a thin flat strip or loop of flexible material that goes around or over something else, typically to hold it together or as a decoration
      • cramp iron / cramp = a strip of metal with ends bent at right angles
      • reef = one of several strips across a sail that can be taken in or rolled up to lessen the area of the sail that is exposed to the wind
      • leading / lead = thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
      • mullion = a nonstructural vertical strip between the casements or panes of a window
      • typewriter ribbon / ribbon = a long strip of inked material for making characters on paper with a typewriter
      • screed = an accurately levelled strip of material placed on a wall or floor as guide for the even application of plaster or concrete
      • stay = a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment
      • tab = a short strip of material attached to or projecting from something in order to facilitate opening or identifying or handling it
      • tape = a long thin piece of cloth or paper as used for binding or fastening
      • weather stripping / weatherstripping / weather strip / weatherstrip = a narrow strip of material to cover the joint of a door or window to exclude the cold
  3. an airfield without normal airport facilities
  4. a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book
  5. thin piece of wood or metal
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: lumber / timber = the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
    • more specific terms:
      • batten = a strip fixed to something to hold it firm
      • cleat = a strip of wood or metal used to strengthen the surface to which it is attached
      • fingerboard = a narrow strip of wood on the neck of some stringed instruments (violin or cello or guitar etc) where the strings are held against the wood with the fingers
      • furring strip / furring = strip used to give a level surface for attaching wallboard
      • jackstraw / spillikin = a thin strip of wood used in playing the game of jackstraws
      • picket / pale = a wooden strip forming part of a fence
      • spline / slat = a thin strip
      • spline = a flexible strip (wood or rubber) used in drawing curved lines
      • toothpick = pick consisting of a small strip of wood or plastic
  6. a form of erotic entertainment in which a dancer gradually undresses to music
    • example: she did a strip right in front of everyone
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of strip: strip show / striptease
    • more generic term: nude dancing = erotic dancing with little or no clothing

Alternative definition of the noun strip

noun

  1. a long, thin piece of a bigger item
  2. a series of drawings, a comic 'strip'
  3. a landing strip
  4. a street with multiple shopping or entertainment possibilities
  5. [fencing] 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.

Specialised definition of the noun strip

Glossary of sports / fencing

the fencing area, which is 14 meters long by two meters wide

Definition of the verb strip

What does strip mean as a doing word?

Strip is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections:

 simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
 strippedstrippedstrippingstrips
primarily used in British Englishstriptstriptstrippingstrips

  1. take away possessions from someone
  2. get undressed
  3. remove the surface from
    • examples: strip wood | They strip the trees
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Source]Brian wiped at the counter
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Source]Brian wiped the counter | Carla shoveled the walk
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme]Barry Cryer erased the writing
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]Brian wiped the fingerprints from the counter | Carla shoveled the snow from the walk | Doug removed the smudges from the tabletop

      Verbs of Removing (with the same syntax): bail, dab, dust, erase, lick, pluck, prune, rinse, rub, scour, scrape, scratch, scrub, squeeze, suck, suction, swab, sweep, wash, wear, wipe.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic terms: remove / take / take away / withdraw = remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
    • more specific words:
  4. remove substances from by a percolating liquid
  5. lay bare
    • example: They strip the trees
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 4
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of strip: bare / denudate / denude
    • more generic word: clear = remove
    • more specific terms:
      • defoliate = strip the leaves or branches from
      • burn off = clear land of its vegetation by burning it off
  6. steal goods; take as spoils
  7. remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 6
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of strip: clean
    • more generic terms: remove / take / take away / withdraw = remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
  8. strip the cured leaves from
    • example: strip tobacco
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 3
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic terms: remove / take / take away / withdraw = remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
  9. remove the thread (of screws)
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: smooth / smoothen = make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
  10. remove a constituent from a liquid
  11. take off or remove
    • example: strip a wall of its wallpaper
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 3
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of strip: dismantle
    • more generic terms: remove / take / take away / withdraw = remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
  12. draw the last milk (of cows)
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: milk = take milk from female mammals
  13. remove (someone's or one's own) clothes
    • example: They want to strip the prisoners
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of strip: disinvest / divest / undress
    • more generic terms: remove / take / take away / withdraw = remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Alternative definition of the verb strip

verb

  1. [transitive] To remove or take away.
  2. [usually, intransitive] To take off clothing.
  3. [intransitive] To do a striptease.
  4. [transitive] To completely take away, to plunder.
  5. [transitive] To remove the threads from a screw or the teeth from a gear.
  6. [transitive] To remove color from hair, cloth, etc. to prepare it to receive new color.
  7. [transitive] [bridge] To remove all cards of a particular suit from another player. (See also, strip-squeeze.)
  8. [transitive] To empty (tubing) by applying pressure to the outside of (the tubing) and moving that pressure along (the tubing).
  9. [transitive] To milk a cow, especially by stroking and compressing the teats to draw out the last of the milk.

Group

Strip is a musical group.

Character

Strip is a fictional character from the 1978 crime thriller film Fatal Charm.

Music

  1. "Strip" is the second solo album by Adam Ant, released in 1983. It marked a decline in Ant's success, as it only reached #65 in the US and #20 in the UK.
  2. "Strip" is a song by American recording artist Chris Brown, featuring American rapper Kevin "K-MAC" McCall, released as a single from his mixtape Boy In Detention and as a buzz single from Brown's fifth studio album Fortune on November 18, 2011. It was written by Amber Streeter, Brown, Christopher Whitacre, J. Lonny Bereal, Justin Henderson and McCall, while production was handled by Tha Bizness. "Strip" peaked at number 37 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and number three on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
  3. "Strip" is the fourth album by English post-punk band The Chameleons. It was released 1 May 2000 on record label Paradiso, following the band's reformation that year. It consists of acoustic arrangements of The Chameleons' previously released songs.
    • genre: Post-punk
    • released on (15 years ago)
  4. Strip: This video was banned from BBC TV for being "to risqué" to air.
  5. "Strip" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  6. "Strip" is a musical single of Adam Ant.
    • released in (32 years ago)
  7. "Strip" is a musical single of Tracy Irve.
    • released on
  8. "Strip" is a musical album of Venus in Furs.
    • released in (30 years ago)
  9. "Strip" is a musical single of Pink Grease.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  10. "Strip" is a 2011 album by Chris Brown featuring Kevin McCall.
    • released on

Films

  1. "Strip" is a 2010 short drama film written and directed by Michael Jortner.
  2. "Strip" is a short film, directed by Ruth Ivo.

Food

Strip is a culinary measure.

There are other foods with Strip in their name, like Strip steak.

Miscellanea

  1. Strip a.k.a. Headland: A headland is a coastal landform, a point of land usually high and often with a sheer drop, that extends out into a body of water. The word is often used as a synonym for promontory; a headland of considerable size often being called a cape. A headland is often referred to simply as a head; either in context or in names such as Beachy Head or Koko Head.
  2. strip: In Unix and Unix-like operating systems, the strip program removes unnecessary information from executable binary programs and object files, thus potentially resulting in better performance and sometimes significantly less disk space usage. This information may consist of debugging and symbol information; however the standard leaves the scope of changes up to the implementer.
  3. Strip was a short-lived comics anthology published by Marvel UK in 1990. It ran for 20 issues and featured work by many British comics creators, including Alan Grant, Ian Gibson, Pat Mills, Kevin O'Neill, Si Spencer and John Wagner. Strips include Marshal Law by Pat Mills and Kev O'Neill and Grimtoad by Grant, Wagner and Gibson.
  4. Strip is a drug dosage form.

Phrases with Strip

Phrases starting with the word Strip:

  1. Strip Bar
  2. strip off
  3. strip away
  4. Strip club
  5. strip down
  6. strip mall
  7. strip mine
  8. strip show
  9. Strip-mine

Phrases ending with the word Strip:

  1. to strip
  2. The Strip
  3. cant strip
  4. Clip strip
  5. gaza strip
  6. taxi strip
  7. bacon strip
  8. comic strip
  9. Devil Strip
  10. Field Strip
  11. Spike strip

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Strip

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Google previewHigh Performance Computing for Computational Science - VECPAR 2002 (2003)

5th International Conference, Porto, Portugal, June 26-28, 2002. Selected Papers and Invited Talks by José M.L.M. Palma, Jack Dongarra, Vicente Hernández, A. Augusto Sousa, Marina Waldén

A vector strip is a subset of an array where all of the components have the same type. These components can be as long as 8 bits (or...

Google previewParallel Computing Technologies (2003)

7th International Conference, PaCT 2003, Novosibirsk, Russia, September 15-19, 2003, Proceedings by Victor Malyshkin

A vector strip is a subset of an array where all of the components have the same type. These components can be as long as 8 bits (or...

Google previewManufacturing and Engineering Technology (ICMET 2014) (2014)

Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, San-ya, China, October 17-19, 2014 by Ai Sheng, Yizhong Wang

School of Civil Engineering and Architecture of China, Three Gorges University, Yichang, Hubei Province, China ABSTRACT: Deceleration strip is a traffic safety facility set up on the flat road surface, and is the key factor to control the traffic ...

Google previewAn Introduction to the Bible (2010)

Sacred Texts and Imperial Contexts by David M. Carr, Colleen M. Conway

The next strip is the central hill country and runs down the middle of the map, encompassing the hill country of Judah,

The third strip is the Jordan Valley, encompassing the Dead Sea, Jordan River, and Sea of Galilee (from north to south).

Google previewRiparian Management in Forests of the Continental Eastern United States (1999)

by Ellen S. Verry, James W. Hornbeck, C. Andrew Dolloff

A filter strip is an area of land adjacent to a water body that provides for infiltration of surface runoff and traps sediment...

Google previewSoutheastern Geographer (2013)

Spring 2013 Issue by David M. Cochran Jr., Carl A. Reese

Even so, the Pigeon Forge strip is a hyperreal composition designed to appeal to today's post-tourist.

Google previewSecret Namesake Sampler (2012)

by Kim Sherouse Krewson

The Vegas Strip is a very big part of American culture. It is extremely...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Sword (1995)

by Nick Evangelista

FENCING STRIP of rules regulating fencing were enforced by custom. Schools became enclaves of culture and refinement, attracting both aristocrat and artist. The school of Domenico Angelo* in London was a shining example of this new ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Real Estate Business Terms (2013)

by William E. (Bill) Roark, William R. (Ryan) Roark

A strip development, especially under a common roof, is designed primarily for the small retailer and generally contains less than 2,000 square feet per store. It is primarily designed to meet the needs of a limited geographic market. This type of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

lightening strip See SEPARATING STRIP. lignocaine ( lidocaine) n. An amide derivative of xylidine used as a local *anaesthetic agent. Used in sufficient quantities without *adrenaline (epinephrine) or with adrenaline ...

Google previewThe One Percenter Encyclopedia (2011)

The World of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs from Abyss Ghosts to Zombies Elite by Bill Hayes

Unknown 9 CHAPTER LUCATIUNS: Australia 9 CLUB CULURS: Black and White 9 CENTER PATCH: Courtjester Bung from the Wizard ofld comic strip, ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

It includes the aircraft dispersal areas, the minimum operating strip, and the taxiways between them. See also minimum operating strip. minimum attack altitude — The lowest altitude determined by the tactical use of weapons, terrain ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geography (2010)

by Barney Warf

Also, strip mining is safer for workers than underground mining because of the hazards associated with the latter, such as cave-ins, explosions, and respiratory problems such as black lung disease. Traditionally, there have been two types of ...

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Quotes about Strip

The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning. (Winston Churchill)
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Scrabble value of S1T1R1I1P3

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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