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Meaning & Definition of Peel in English

English

Peel

/pil/

noun

1. British politician (1788-1850)

    synonym:
  • Peel
  • ,
  • Robert Peel
  • ,
  • Sir Robert Peel

2. The rind of a fruit or vegetable

    synonym:
  • peel
  • ,
  • skin

verb

1. Strip the skin off

  • "Pare apples"
    synonym:
  • skin
  • ,
  • peel
  • ,
  • pare

2. Come off in flakes or thin small pieces

  • "The paint in my house is peeling off"
    synonym:
  • 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:
  • undress
  • ,
  • discase
  • ,
  • uncase
  • ,
  • unclothe
  • ,
  • strip
  • ,
  • strip down
  • ,
  • disrobe
  • ,
  • peel

Examples of using

You can easily judge the ripeness of a banana by the color of its peel.
Please peel the potatoes.
I can peel an apple.