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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 the Appendix of 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 ?
As she stood on the little grass plot before the house and felt the cold rain on her body a mad desire to run naked through the streets took possession of her.
Mental excitement was apt to send me with a rush back to my own naked land and the figures scattered upon it.
A wide frontier had been laid naked by this unexpected disaster, and more substantial evils were preceded by a thousand fanciful and imaginary dangers.
In the second storey of the Custom-House there is a large room, in which the brick-work and naked rafters have never been covered with panelling and plaster.
In vain the captain threatened to throw him overboard; suspended a cutlass over his naked wrists; Queequeg was the son of a King, and Queequeg budged not.
But hardly had the blinding vapor cleared away, when a naked figure with a boarding-sword in its hand, was for one swift moment seen hovering over the bulwarks.
In summer the stench of the warm lard would be nauseating, and in winter the cans would all but freeze to his naked little fingers in the unheated cellar.
Now, John, I don't know anything about politics, but I can read my Bible; and there I see that I must feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and comfort the desolate; and that Bible I mean to follow.
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.
The master is fre- quently compelled to sell this class of his slaves, out of deference to the feelings of his white wife; and, cruel as the deed may strike any one to be, for a man to sell his own children to human flesh-mongers, it is often the dictate of humanity for him to do so; for, unless he does this, he must not only whip them himself, but must stand by and see one white son tie up his brother, of but few shades darker com- plexion than himself, and ply the gory lash to his naked back; and if he lisp one word of disapproval, it is set down to his parental partiality, and only makes a bad matter worse, both for himself and the slave whom he would protect and defend.
And I have reason to believe they had some imagination that I was of their own species, which I often assisted myself by stripping up my sleeves, and showing my naked arms and breasts in their sight, when my protector was with me.
Directly in front of him, holding on by a low branch, stood a naked brown baby who could just walk--as soft and as dimpled a little atom as ever came to a wolf's cave at night.