adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English nacod; akin to Old High German nackot naked, Latin nudus, Greek gymnos Date: before 12th century 1. not covered by clothing ; nude 2. devoid of customary or natural covering ; bare: as a. not enclosed in a sheath or scabbard <
a naked sword
b. not provided with a shade <
a naked lightbulb
c. of a plant or one of its parts lacking pubescence or enveloping or subtending parts d. lacking foliage or vegetation e. of an animal or one of its parts lacking an external covering (as of hair, feathers, or shell) 3. a. scantily supplied or furnished b. lacking embellishment ; unadorned 4. unarmed, defenseless 5. lacking confirmation or support 6. devoid of concealment or disguise 7. unaided by any optical device or instrument <
visible to the naked eye
8. not backed by the writer's ownership of the commodity contract or security Synonyms: see barenakedly adverbnakedness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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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

  • 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

  • Naked — 200px Ficha técnica Dirección Mike Leigh Guion Mike Leigh Música Andrew Dickson …   Wikipedia Español

  • naked — na·ked adj 1: characterized by the lack of an interest or of exclusive control, use, or possession 2: not backed by the option writer s ownership of the commodity, the contract for the commodity, or the security Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of… …   Law dictionary

  • 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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