band, ribbon, fillet, belt, swath or swathe, stripe:
She wore a strip of embroidered silk tied round her head. They began farming the strip of land near the lake.
1 peel, skin, bare, uncover, denude, lay bare, decorticate, excoriate, flay:
The woodwork will need stripping before you repaint it.
2 disrobe, undress, get undressed, unclothe, strip down to nothing or to the skin or to the buff or to (one's) birthday suit, take off or peel off or divest (oneself) of or shed (one's) clothes or clothing, get naked:
The doctor told me to go behind the screen and strip.
3 (do a) striptease, US work the runway:
Sugar Caine says she enjoys stripping for an appreciative audience.
4 remove, take away, confiscate, seize, expropriate, Slang rip off:
He was accused of stripping the assets from the companies he purchased.
5 rob, pillage, despoil, plunder, ransack, loot, sack:
Armies could be raised only by letting them strip the cities they conquered.