(Strip"per) n. One who, or that which, strips; specifically, a machine for stripping cards.
(Strip"pet) n. [Dim. of strip.] A small stream. [Obs.] "A little brook or strippet." Holinshed.
1. The act of one who strips.
The mutual bows and courtesies . . . are remants of the original prostrations and strippings of the
Never were cows that required such stripping.Mrs. Gaskell.
2. pl. The last milk drawn from a cow at a milking.
(||Stri*so"res) n. pl. [NL.; cf. L. stridere to creak, whiz, buzz.] (Zoöl.) A division of passerine
birds including the humming birds, swifts, and goatsuckers. It is now generally considered an artificial
(Strive) v. i. [imp. Strove ; p. p. Striven (Rarely, Strove); p. pr. & vb. n. Striving.] [OF. estriver; of
Teutonic origin, and akin to G. streben, D. streven, Dan. stræbe, Sw. sträfva. Cf. Strife.]
1. To make efforts; to use exertions; to endeavor with earnestness; to labor hard.
Was for this his ambition stroveCowley.
To equal Cæsar first, and after, Jove?
2. To struggle in opposition; to be in contention or dispute; to contend; to contest; followed by against
or with before the person or thing opposed; as, strive against temptation; strive for the truth. Chaucer.
My Spirit shall not always strive with man.Gen. vi. 3.
Why dost thou strive against him?Job xxxiii. 13.
Now private pity strove with public hate,Denham.
Reason with rage, and eloquence with fate.
3. To vie; to compete; to be a rival. Chaucer.
[Not] that sweet groveMilton.
Of Daphne, by Orontes and the inspired
Castalian spring, might with this paradise
Syn. To contend; vie; struggle; endeavor; aim.
1. An effort; a striving. [R.] Chapman.
2. Strife; contention. [Obs.] Wyclif
(Strived) obs. p. p. of Strive. Striven.
Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel.Rom. xv. 20.
(Striv"en) p. p. of Strive.
(Striv"er) n. One who strives.
(Striv"ing) a. & n. from Strive. Striv"ing*ly, adv.