adjective na·ked \ˈnā-kəd, especially Southern ˈne-kəd\

: not wearing any clothes : not covered by clothing

: not having a usual covering

: not having any decorations

Full Definition of NAKED

:  not covered by clothing :  nude
:  devoid of customary or natural covering :  bare: as
a :  not enclosed in a scabbard
b :  not provided with a shade
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)
a :  scantily supplied or furnished
b :  lacking embellishment :  unadorned
:  lacking confirmation or support
:  devoid of concealment or disguise
:  unaided by any optical device or instrument <the naked eye>
:  not backed by the writer's ownership of the commodity contract or security
na·ked·ly adverb
na·ked·ness noun

Examples of NAKED

  1. He was naked from the waist up.
  2. <had recurrent nightmares about being naked in public>

Origin of NAKED

Middle English, from Old English nacod; akin to Old High German nackot naked, Latin nudus, Greek gymnos
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to NAKED

au naturel, bare, bottomless, disrobed, mother-naked, nude, raw, starkers [chiefly British], stripped, unclad, unclothed, undressed, in the altogether (or the buff or the nude or one's birthday suit or the raw), stark naked
appareled (or apparelled), attired, clad, clothed, dressed, garbed, invested, robed, suited
See Synonym Discussion at bare


adjective na·ked \ˈnā-kəd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NAKED

:  lacking some natural external covering (as of hair or myelin)—used of the animal body or one of its parts <naked nerve endings> <viroids are naked: the RNA strand is not encapsulated in a protein coat—Roger Lewin>
:  unaided by any optical device or instrument <visible to the naked eye>
May 23, 2015
debouch Hear it
to emerge or cause to emerge
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