naked


naked
nakedly, adv.nakedness, n.
/nay"kid/, adj.
1. being without clothing or covering; nude: naked children swimming in the lake.
2. without adequate clothing: a naked little beggar.
3. bare of any covering, overlying matter, vegetation, foliage, or the like: naked fields.
4. bare, stripped, or destitute (usually fol. by of): The trees were suddenly naked of leaves.
5. without the customary covering, container, or protection: a naked sword; a naked flame.
6. without carpets, hangings, or furnishings, as rooms or walls.
7. (of the eye, sight, etc.) unassisted by a microscope, telescope, or other instrument: visible to the naked eye.
8. defenseless; unprotected; exposed: naked to invaders.
9. plain; simple; unadorned: the naked realities of the matter.
10. not accompanied or supplemented by anything else: a naked outline of the facts.
11. exposed to view or plainly revealed: the naked threat in the letter; a naked vein of coal.
12. plain-spoken; blunt: the naked truth.
13. Law. unsupported, as by authority or consideration: a naked promise.
14. Bot.
a. (of seeds) not enclosed in an ovary.
b. (of flowers) without a calyx or perianth.
c. (of stalks, branches, etc.) without leaves.
d. (of stalks, leaves, etc.) without hairs or pubescence.
15. Zool. having no covering of hair, feathers, shell, etc.
[bef. 900; ME naked(e), OE nacod; c. D naakt, G nackt, Goth naqths; akin to ON nakinn, L nudus, Gk gymnós, Skt nagnás]
Syn. 1. uncovered, undressed, unclothed. 4. denuded. 5. unsheathed, exposed. 6. unfurnished. 8. unarmed, open. 11. manifest, evident, undisguised. 12. direct, outspoken.
Ant. 1. dressed. 8. protected.

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  • Naked — Na ked (n[=a] k[e^]d), a. [AS. nacod; akin to D. naakt, G. nackt, OHG. nacchot, nahhot, Icel. n[ o]kvi[eth]r, nakinn, Sw. naken, Dan. n[ o]gen, Goth. naqa[thorn]s, Lith. n[*u]gas, Russ. nagii, L. nudus, Skr. nagna. [root]266. Cf. {Nude}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • naked — (adj.) O.E. nacod nude, bare; empty, also not fully clothed, from P.Gmc. *nakwathaz (Cf. O.Fris. nakad, M.Du. naket, Du. naakt, O.H.G. nackot, Ger. nackt, O.N. nökkviðr, O.Swed. nakuþer, Goth. naqaþs naked ), from PIE root …   Etymology dictionary

  • naked — [nā′kid] adj. [ME < OE nacod, akin to Ger nackt < IE base * nogw , naked > Sans nagná , L nudus] 1. a) completely unclothed; bare; nude b) uncovered; exposed: said of parts of the body 2. lacking clothing, means of support, etc.;… …   English World dictionary

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  • naked — ► ADJECTIVE 1) without clothes. 2) (of an object) without the usual covering or protection. 3) not concealed; undisguised: naked aggression. 4) exposed to harm; vulnerable. ● the naked eye Cf. ↑the naked eye …   English terms dictionary

  • Naked — ist der (Original )Titel eines Liedes von Falco, das auf dem Album Out of the Dark (Into the Light) enthalten ist eines Spielfilms von Mike Leigh – siehe Nackt (1993) eines Buches von David Sedaris – siehe Nackt (Roman) Siehe auch:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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