To rob; plunder; despoil; deprive; divest; bereave: with of before the thing taken away: as, to strip a man of his possessions; to strip a tree of its fruit.To deprive of covering; remove the skin or outer covering of; skin; peel: with of before the thing removed: as, to strip a beast of its skin; to strip a tree of its bark.To uncover; unsheathe.To unrig: as, to strip a ship.To tear off the thread of: said of a screw or bolt: as, the screw was stripped.To pull or tear off, as a covering or some adhering substance: as, to strip the skin from a beast; to strip the bark from a tree; to strip the clothes from a man's back: sometimes emphasized with off.To milk dry; press all the milk out of: as, to strip a cow.In fish-culture, to press or squeeze the ripe roe or milt out of (fishes).In agriculture, to pare off the surface of in strips, and turn over the strips upon the adjoining surface.To separate; put away: with from.In tobacco manufacturing, to separate (the wings of the tobacco-leaf) from the stems.In carding, to clean (the teeth of the various cylinders and top flats) from short fibers.In file-making, to cross-file and draw-file (a file-blank) in order to bring it to accurate form and to clean the surface preliminary to grinding and cutting.In mining, to remove the overlying soil or detrital material from (any bed or mineral deposit which it is desired to open and work).In gun-making, to turn (the exterior of a gun-barrel) in a lathe in such manner that its longitudinal axis shall coincide with the axis of the bore.To run past or beyond; outrun; outstrip. See outstrip.Synonyms To denude, lay bare.To take off the covering or clothes; uncover; undress.To lose the thread, as a screw, or have the screw stripped off, as a screw-bolt.To issue from a rifled gun without assuming the spiral turn: said of a projectile.To come off, as an outer covering (as bark); separate from an underlying surface.To be stripped of milt or spawn. Compare I., 8.n. A narrow piece, comparatively long: as, a strip of cloth; a strip of territory.n. An ornamental appendage to women's dress, formerly worn: it is spoken of as worn on the neck and breast.n. A stripling; a slip.n. In joinery, a narrow piece of board nailed over a crack or joint between planks.n. In mining, one of a series of troughs forming a labyrinth, or some similar arrangement, through which the ore flows as it comes from the stamps, and in which the particles are deposited in the order of their equivalence.n. A rill.n. Destruction of fences, buildings, timber, etc.; waste.To remove the mold from (an ingot) after casting the latter, in steel-making processes where fluid steel is cast in metallic molds with continuous walls.n. That which is stripped off; specifically, the short fibers of cotton or wool removed, manually or mechanically, from the carding-surfaces of a carding-machine; a kind of waste. Also called stripping.n. One of the two sections of a tobacco-leaf left by the removal of the midrib: used mostly in the plural and opposed to leaf. See stemmed tobacco and quotation under shipper, 4.n. plural A commercial name for crude rubber cut into long, narrow sheets, or lump-rubber that has been sliced by machinery. See rubber, 3.