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Definition of PEEL

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Peel \Peel\, v. i.
     1. To lose the skin, bark, or rind; to come off, as the skin, bark, or rind does; -- often used with an adverb; as, the bark peels easily or readily. [1913 Webster]

     2. To strip naked; to disrobe. Often used with down . [nformal] [PJC]

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Peel \Peel\ (p[=e]l), n. [OE. pel. Cf. {Pile} a heap.] A small tower, fort, or castle; a keep. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]

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Peel \Peel\, n. [F. pelle, L. pala.]
     A spadelike implement, variously used, as for removing loaves of bread from a baker's oven; also, a T-shaped implement used by printers and bookbinders for hanging wet sheets of paper on lines or poles to dry. Also, the blade of an oar. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Peel \Peel\, v. t. [Confused with peel to strip, but fr. F. piller to pillage. See {Pill} to rob, {Pillage}.] To plunder; to pillage; to rob. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

           But govern ill the nations under yoke,
           Peeling their provinces.                 --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Peel \Peel\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Peeled} (p[=e]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Peeling}.] [F. peler to pull out the hair, to strip, to peel, fr. L. pilare to deprive of hair, fr. pilus a hair; or perh. partly fr. F. peler to peel off the skin, perh. fr. L. pellis skin (cf. {Fell} skin). Cf. {Peruke}.]
     1. To strip off the skin, bark, or rind of; to strip by drawing or tearing off the skin, bark, husks, etc.; to flay; to decorticate; as, to peel an orange. [1913 Webster]

              The skillful shepherd peeled me certain wands.
                                                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. To strip or tear off; to remove by stripping, as the skin of an animal, the bark of a tree, etc. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Peel \Peel\, n.
     The skin or rind; as, the peel of an orange.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

162 Moby Thesaurus words for "peel":
     abscind, acropolis, amputate, annihilate, ban, bar, bark, bastion, beachhead, blockhouse, bob, bran, bridgehead, bunker, capsule, case, castle, chaff, citadel, clip, coat, coating, collop, cork, corn shuck, cornhusk, cortex, covering, crop, cull, cut, cut away, cut off, cut out, deal, decorticate, defoliate, denude, descale, desquamate, disk, dismember, disrobe, dock, donjon, draw and quarter, eliminate, enucleate, epicarp, eradicate, except, excise, exclude, excoriate, exfoliate, extinguish, extirpate, fasthold, fastness, feuille, film, flake off, flap, flay, foil, fold, fort, fortress, garrison, garrison house, hold, hull, husk, isolate, jacket, keep, knock off, lacerate, lamella, lamina, laminated glass, laminated wood, lap, leaf, lop, maim, mangle, martello, martello tower, membrane, mote, motte, mutilate, nip, palea, pane, panel, pare, patina, peel off, peel tower, peeling, pellicle, phellum, pick out, pick to pieces, pillbox, plait, plank, plate, plating, ply, plywood, pod, post, prune, pull apart, rasher, rath, rind, root out, rule out, safehold, safety glass, scale, scalp, scum, set apart, set aside, shave, shear, sheet, shell, shred, shuck, skin, slab, slat, slice, stamp out, strike off, strip, strip off, strong point, stronghold, table, tablet, take apart, take off, take out, tear apart, tear to pieces, tear to tatters, tower, tower of strength, truncate, uncovered, undress, veneer, wafer, ward, wipe out


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