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na·ked

 (nā′kĭd)
adj.
1. Having no clothing on the body; nude.
2. Having no covering, especially the usual one: a naked sword.
3. Devoid of vegetation, trees, or foliage: the naked ground; naked tree limbs.
4. Being without addition, concealment, disguise, or embellishment: the naked facts; naked ambition.
5. Devoid of a specified quality, characteristic, or element: a look that was naked of all pretense.
6. Exposed to harm; vulnerable: "naked to mine enemies" (Shakespeare).
7. Botany
a. Not enclosed in an ovary: naked seeds.
b. Unprotected by scales: naked buds.
c. Lacking a perianth: naked flowers.
d. Without leaves or pubescence: naked stalks.
8. Zoology Lacking outer covering such as scales, fur, feathers, or a shell.

[Middle English, from Old English nacod; see nogw- in Indo-European roots.]

na′ked·ly adv.
na′ked·ness n.

naked

(ˈneɪkɪd)
adj
1. having the body completely unclothed; undressed. Compare bare1
2. having no covering; bare; exposed: a naked flame.
3. with no qualification or concealment; stark; plain: the naked facts.
4. unaided by any optical instrument, such as a telescope or microscope (esp in the phrase the naked eye)
5. with no defence, protection, or shield
6. (usually foll by of) stripped or destitute: naked of weapons.
7. (Botany) (of the seeds of gymnosperms) not enclosed in a pericarp
8. (Botany) (of flowers) lacking a perianth
9. (Botany) (of stems) lacking leaves and other appendages
10. (Zoology) (of animals) lacking hair, feathers, scales, etc
11. (Law) law
a. unsupported by authority or financial or other consideration: a naked contract.
b. lacking some essential condition to render valid; incomplete
[Old English nacod; related to Old High German nackot (German nackt), Old Norse noktr, Latin nudus]
ˈnakedly adv
ˈnakedness n

na•ked

(ˈneɪ kɪd)

adj.
1. being without clothing or covering; nude.
2. without adequate clothing.
3. bare of vegetation, foliage, or the like.
4. without the customary covering: a naked sword.
5. without furnishings, as rooms or walls.
6. (of the eye, sight, etc.) unassisted by a microscope, telescope, or other instrument.
7. defenseless; unprotected.
8. plain; simple; unadorned: the naked truth.
9. plainly revealed: a naked threat.
10. Law. unsupported: a naked promise.
11. 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.
12. Zool. having no covering of hair, feathers, shell, etc.
[before 900; Middle English naked(e), Old English nacod, c. Old Frisian nakad, Old High German nac(c)kot; akin to Old Norse nakinn, Latin nūdus, Greek gymnós, Skt nagnás]
na′ked•ly, adv.
na′ked•ness, n.

naked

  • gymnasium - A school where Greek youths were given athletic training while naked (gymnos).
  • hare, rabbit, jackrabbit - Hares live in the open and bear young that have fur at birth, while rabbits live in burrows and bear young that are naked at birth; jackrabbits are hares, not rabbits.
  • stark naked - A corruption of start naked, from Anglo-Saxon steort, "tail" —as it described being naked to the tail.
  • stag - To go in stag meant to "go naked," which influenced the later "stag party."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.naked - completely unclothednaked - completely unclothed; "bare bodies"; "naked from the waist up"; "a nude model"
unclothed - not wearing clothing
2.naked - having no protecting or concealing cover; "naked to mine enemies"- Shakespeare
unprotected - lacking protection or defense
3.naked - (of the eye or ear e.g.) without the aid of an optical or acoustical device or instrument; "visible to the naked eye"
unassisted - lacking help
4.naked - devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure; "naked ambition"; "raw fury"; "you may kill someone someday with your raw power"
overt, open - open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"; "open ballots"
5.naked - lacking any cover; "naked branches of the trees"; "lie on the naked rock"
bare - lacking its natural or customary covering; "a bare hill"; "bare feet"

naked

adjective
1. nude, stripped, exposed, bare, uncovered, undressed, divested, in the raw (informal), disrobed, starkers (informal), stark-naked, unclothed, in the buff (informal), in the altogether (informal), buck naked (slang), undraped, in your birthday suit (informal), scuddy (slang), without a stitch on (informal), in the bare scud (slang), naked as the day you were born (informal) They stripped him naked. A girl was lying on the rug, completely naked.
nude covered, dressed, clothed, concealed, wrapped up
2. defenceless, vulnerable, helpless, wide open, unarmed, unprotected, unguarded The deal leaves the authorities virtually naked.

naked

adjective
1. Not wearing any clothes:
Chiefly British: starkers.
Idioms: in one's birthday suit, in the altogether, naked as a jaybird, stark naked, without a stitch.
2. Without the usual covering:
Translations
عَارٌعارٍ، عَرْيانمُجَرَّدمَكْشوف
despullatnu
nahýnechráněnýotevřenýzřejmýholý
nøgenubeskyttet
برهنه
alastonavoinpaljaspuhdasalasti
नग्ननंगा
gol
csupaszkopárleplezetlenmeztelenpucér
telanjang
berbertnakinnóvarinn
裸の
발가벗은
nudus
neapsaugotasnepridengtasnuogasplika akis
kailsnepiesegtsneslēptspliksatklāts
dezbrăcatgol
golgolagolo
naken
เปลือยกาย
çıplakörtüsüzaçık
trần truồng

naked

[ˈneɪkɪd] ADJ
1. (= unclothed) [person, body, flesh] → desnudo; [breasts] → desnudo, al descubierto
visible/invisible to the naked eyevisible/invisible a simple vista
see also stark, strip B1
2. (fig) (= defenceless) to go naked into battleentrar en combate a cuerpo descubierto
3. (= without grass, plants, etc) [earth] → pelado, yermo (liter); [tree, branches] → pelado, desnudo (liter)
4. (= exposed) [light bulb] → sin pantalla; [wire] → pelado; [sword] → desenvainado
naked flamellama f
5. (= undisguised) [hatred, misery] → manifiesto, visible; [ambition] → patente, ostensible
the naked pursuit of powerla carrera manifiesta por el poder
the naked truthla verdad al desnudo, la pura verdad

naked

[ˈneɪkɪd] adj
[person, body] → nu(e)
She stood there, naked → Elle se tenait là, nue.
with the naked eye → à l'œil nu
to see sth with the naked eye → voir qch à l'œil nu
The worms cannot be seen with the naked eye → Ces vers ne se voient pas à l'œil nu.
to be visible to the naked eye → être visible à l'œil nu
(= unshaded) [bulb] → nu(e)
a naked light bulb → une ampoule nue
(= unconcealed) [hatred, aggression] → pur(e)
the naked hatred in the woman's face → l'expression de haine pure sur le visage de la femme

naked

adj
personnackt, unbekleidet, bloß (liter); animal (= without fur)ohne Fell; bird (= without feathers)federlos; branchnackt, kahl; countrysidekahl; swordbloß, blank, nackt; flame, lightungeschützt; wireblank; to go nakednackt gehen; naked to the waistmit freiem or nacktem Oberkörper; I feel naked without my wristwatch/make-upich fühle mich ohne meine Armbanduhr/ohne Make-up ganz nackt; (as) naked as nature intended (hum, man) → im Adamskostüm (hum); womanim Evaskostüm (hum); (as) naked as the day (that) he was bornsplitterfasernackt (hum); the naked eyedas bloße Auge; visible/invisible to the naked eyemit bloßem Auge erkennbar/nicht erkennbar; a room with one naked bulbein Zimmer, in dem nur eine Glühbirne hing
(= defenceless)schutzlos; the President/army was left nakedder Präsident/das Heer stand schutzlos da
(= pure) truth, facts, aggressionnackt; hatred, misery, anxietyblank, nackt

naked

[ˈneɪkɪd] adj (person) → nudo/a; (hillside, trees) → spoglio/a, nudo/a
the naked truth → la verità nuda e cruda
visible to the naked eye → che si può vedere a occhio nudo
with the naked eye → a occhio nudo

naked

(ˈneikid) adjective
1. without clothes. a naked child.
2. openly seen, not hidden. the naked truth.
3. (of a flame etc) uncovered or unprotected. Naked lights are dangerous.
ˈnakedly adverb
ˈnakedness noun
the naked eye
the eye unaided by any artificial means such as a telescope, microscope etc. Germs are too small to be seen by the naked eye.

naked

عَارٌ nahý nøgen nackt γυμνός desnudo alaston nu gol nudo 裸の 발가벗은 naakt naken nagi nu голый naken เปลือยกาย çıplak trần truồng 裸体的

naked

a. desnudo-a, descubierto-a; pop. en cuero, en pelota;
with the ___ eyea simple vista;
vt.
to strip ___desnudarse.

naked

adj desnudo
References in classic literature ?
Presently he pushed through the thick bush and his yellow-green eyes rested gloatingly upon the body of an almost naked Tarmangani lying face down in a narrow game trail.
For a time Jack was angry; but when he had been without the jacket for a short while he began to realize that being half- clothed is infinitely more uncomfortable than being entirely naked.
He sat up in bed and remained listening intently to try if he could make out what could be the cause of so great an uproar; not only, however, was he unable to discover what it was, but as countless drums and trumpets now helped to swell the din of the bells and shouts, he was more puzzled than ever, and filled with fear and terror; and getting up he put on a pair of slippers because of the dampness of the floor, and without throwing a dressing gown or anything of the kind over him he rushed out of the door of his room, just in time to see approaching along a corridor a band of more than twenty persons with lighted torches and naked swords in their hands, all shouting out, "To arms, to arms, senor governor, to arms
The higher the sun rose the higher rose that cloud of dust, and through the screen of its hot fine particles one could look with naked eye at the sun, which showed like a huge crimson ball in the unclouded sky.
To me this vast ivory-ribbed chest, with the long, unrelieved spine, extending far away from it in a straight line, not a little resembled the hull of a great ship new-laid upon the stocks, when only some twenty of her naked bow-ribs are inserted, and the keel is otherwise, for the time, but a long, disconnected timber.
Presently there was a distant blare of military music; it came nearer, still nearer, and soon a noble cavalcade wound into view, glorious with plumed helmets and flashing mail and flaunting banners and rich doublets and horse-cloths and gilded spear- heads; and through the muck and swine, and naked brats, and joyous dogs, and shabby huts, it took its gallant way, and in its wake we followed.
I thought it was Shea returning to speak with me on some matter of tomorrow's work; but when I raised my eyes to the doorway that connects the two rooms I saw framed there the figure of a bronzed giant, his otherwise naked body trapped with a jewel-encrusted harness from which there hung at one side an ornate short-sword and at the other a pistol of strange pattern.
However, as I have educated you like a child of my own, I will not turn you naked into the world.
Naked have I seen both of them, the greatest man and the smallest man:--
As he followed rapidly downward toward the dead sea-bottom, where he knew he must lose the spoor in the resilient ochre vegetation, he was suddenly surprised to see a naked man approaching him from the north-east.
I shall never forget how wild and savage one group appeared: suddenly four or five men came to the edge of an overhanging cliff; they were absolutely naked, and their long hair streamed about their faces; they held rugged staffs in their hands, and, springing from the ground, they waved their arms round their heads, and sent forth the most hideous yells.
Does the partisan of the Tetons see men on these naked fields?