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English Dictionary: Peel by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
Peel
n
  1. British politician (1788-1850) [syn: Peel, Robert Peel, Sir Robert Peel]
  2. the rind of a fruit or vegetable
    Synonym(s): peel, skin
v
  1. strip the skin off; "pare apples" [syn: skin, peel, pare]
  2. come off in flakes or thin small pieces; "The paint in my house is peeling off"
    Synonym(s): peel off, peel, flake off, flake
  3. get undressed; "please don't undress in front of everybody!"; "She strips in front of strangers every night for a living"
    Synonym(s): undress, discase, uncase, unclothe, strip, strip down, disrobe, peel
    Antonym(s): apparel, clothe, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, get dressed, habilitate, raiment, tog
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.]
  
               But govern ill the nations under yoke, Peeling their
               provinces.                                             --Milton.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Peel \Peel\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Peeled}; 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.
  
                     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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Peel \Peel\, n. [OE. pel. Cf. {Pile} a heap.]
      A small tower, fort, or castle; a keep. [Scot.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Peel \Peel\, 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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Peel \Peel\, n.
      The skin or rind; as, the peel of an orange.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Peel, AR
      Zip code(s): 72668

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   PEEL
  
      Used to implement version of {Emacs} on {PRIME} computers.
  
  
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