Naked
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 Webster] 1. Having no clothes on; uncovered; nude; bare; as, a naked body; a naked limb; a naked sword. [1913 Webster]

2. Having no means of defense or protection; open; unarmed; defenseless; as, naked to invasion. [1913 Webster]

Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king, he would not in mine age Have left me naked to mine enemies. --King Henry VIII., Act iii. sc. 2 (Shakespeare) [PJC]

Thy power is full naked. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Behold my bosom naked to your swords. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. Unprovided with needful or desirable accessories, means of sustenance, etc.; destitute; unaided; bare. [1913 Webster]

Patriots who had exposed themselves for the public, and whom they saw now left naked. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. Without addition, exaggeration, or excuses; not concealed or disguised; open to view; manifest; plain. [1913 Webster]

The truth appears so naked on my side, That any purblind eye may find it out. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

All things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. --Heb. iv. 13. [1913 Webster]

5. Mere; simple; plain; as, the naked truth. [1913 Webster]

The very naked name of love. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. (Bot.) Without pubescence; as, a naked leaf or stem; bare, or not covered by the customary parts, as a flower without a perianth, a stem without leaves, seeds without a pericarp, buds without bud scales. [1913 Webster]

7. (Mus.) Not having the full complement of tones; -- said of a chord of only two tones, which requires a third tone to be sounded with them to make the combination pleasing to the ear; as, a naked fourth or fifth. [1913 Webster]

{Naked bed}, a bed the occupant of which is naked, no night linen being worn in ancient times. --Shak.

{Naked eye}, the eye alone, unaided by eyeglasses, or by telescope, microscope, or other magnifying device.

{Naked-eyed medusa}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Hydromedusa}.

{Naked flooring} (Carp.), the timberwork which supports a floor. --Gwilt.

{Naked mollusk} (Zo["o]l.), a nudibranch.

{Naked wood} (Bot.), a large rhamnaceous tree ({Colibrina reclinata}) of Southern Florida and the West Indies, having a hard and heavy heartwood, which takes a fine polish. --C. S. Sargent. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Nude; bare; denuded; uncovered; unclothed; exposed; unarmed; plain; defenseless. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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

  • 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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  • naked — [adj1] without covering au naturel, bald, bare, bared, bare skinned, barren, defenseless, denuded, disrobed, divested, exposed, helpless, in birthday suit*, in dishabille*, in the altogether*, in the buff*, in the raw*, leafless, natural, nude,… …   New thesaurus

  • Naked —    Comédie dramatique de Mike Leigh, avec David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge, Claire Skinner.   Pays: Grande Bretagne   Date de sortie: 1993   Technique: couleurs   Durée: 2 h 06   Prix: Prix de la mise en scène, Cannes (1993)… …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • naked — *bare, nude, bald, barren Analogous words: revealed, disclosed, discovered (see REVEAL): *evident, manifest, palpable, obvious: uncolored, *colorless: *pure, simple, sheer …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • naked — [[t]ne͟ɪkɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n, ADJ after v, v link ADJ Someone who is naked is not wearing any clothes. → See also stark naked Her naked body was found wrapped in a sheet in a field... The hot paving stones scorched my naked feet... They… …   English dictionary

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