Definition of Peel

1. Noun. British politician (1788-1850).

Exact synonyms: Robert Peel, Sir Robert Peel
Generic synonyms: Pol, Political Leader, Politician, Politico



2. Verb. Strip the skin off. "The chefs peel the vegetables"; "Pare apples"
Exact synonyms: Pare, Skin
Specialized synonyms: Peel Off, Flay
Generic synonyms: Strip
Derivative terms: Parer, Paring, Peeler, Peeler, Skin, Skinner

3. Noun. The rind of a fruit or vegetable.
Exact synonyms: Skin
Generic synonyms: Rind
Group relationships: Edible Fruit
Specialized synonyms: Jacket, Banana Peel, Banana Skin, Lemon Peel, Lemon Rind, Orange Peel, Orange Rind
Derivative terms: Skin

4. Verb. Come off in flakes or thin small pieces. "The paint in my house is peeling off"
Exact synonyms: Flake, Flake Off, Peel Off
Generic synonyms: Break Away, Break Off, Chip, Chip Off, Come Off
Derivative terms: Flake, Peeling

5. Verb. Get undressed. "They peel themselves"; "She strips in front of strangers every night for a living"
Exact synonyms: Discase, Disrobe, Strip, Strip Down, Uncase, Unclothe, Undress
Specialized synonyms: Take Off
Related verbs: Disinvest, Divest, Strip, Undress
Generic synonyms: Take Off
Derivative terms: Peeler, Strip, Stripper, Undress
Antonyms: Dress, Dress

Definition of Peel

1. n. A small tower, fort, or castle; a keep.

2. n. 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.

3. v. t. To plunder; to pillage; to rob.

4. v. t. 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.

5. v. i. 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.

6. n. The skin or rind; as, the peel of an orange.

Definition of Peel

1. Verb. (archaic transitive) To plunder; to pillage, rob. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To remove the skin or outer covering of. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To remove from the outer or top layer of. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To become detached, come away, especially in flakes or strips; to shed skin in such a way. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To remove one's clothing. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To move, separate (off or away) ¹

7. Noun. The skin or outer layer of a fruit, vegetable etc. (usually (term uncountable)) ¹

8. Noun. (rugby) The action of peeling away from a formation. ¹

9. Noun. A cosmetic preparation designed to remove dead skin or exfoliate. ¹

10. Noun. (obsolete) A stake. ¹

11. Noun. (obsolete) A fence made of stakes; a stockade. ¹

12. Noun. (archaic) A small tower, fort, or castle; a keep. ¹

13. Noun. A shovel or similar instrument, now especially a pole with a flat disc at the end used for removing loaves of bread from a baker's oven. ¹

14. Noun. A T-shaped implement used by printers and bookbinders for hanging wet sheets of paper on lines or poles to dry. ¹

15. Noun. (archaic US) The blade of an oar. ¹

16. Noun. (Scotland and curling) An equal or match; a draw. ¹

17. Noun. (curling) A takeout which removes a stone from play as well as the delivered stone. ¹

18. Verb. (context: croquet) To send through a hoop (of a ball other than one's own). ¹

19. Verb. (misspelling of peal): to sound loudly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Peel

1. to strip off an outer covering of [v -ED, -ING, -S] : PEELABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Peel

1. 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. "The skillful shepherd peeled me certain wands." (Shak) 2. To strip or tear off; to remove by stripping, as the skin of an animal, the bark of a tree, etc. Origin: 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. 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. The skin or rind; as, the peel of an orange. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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