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Definition of Peel


  1. A small tower, fort, or castle; a keep.
  2. 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. To plunder; to pillage; to rob.
  4. 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. To strip or tear off; to remove by stripping, as the skin of an animal, the bark of a tree, etc.
  6. 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.
  7. The skin or rind; as, the peel of an orange.

Peel Quotations

Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
Carl Sandburg

Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.
Alan Watts

I started practicing yoga. I started learning some hands-on healing stuff. And I found really good chiropractors, really good massage therapists, and what I found is I've been able to actually peel off layers of trauma on my body and actually move better now than I did.
Ricky Williams

I like to peel it and share it with friends. You can spread the love with an orange.
Gina Rodriguez

The discipline that ballet requires is obsessive. And only the ones who dedicate their whole lives are able to make it. Your toenails fall off and you peel them away and then you're asked to dance again and keep smiling. I wanted to become a professional ballet dancer.
Penelope Cruz
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Peel Translations

peel in Afrikaans is skil
peel in Dutch is schillen, afpellen, jassen
peel in French is pelent, pelage, coque, peler, pelons, pelez
peel in Italian is sbucciare
peel in Latin is crusta
peel in Portuguese is casca
peel in Swedish is skala, skal
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