Definition of naked
1 : not covered by clothing : nude
2 : devoid of customary or natural covering : bare: such asa : not enclosed in a scabbard a naked swordb : not provided with a shade a naked lightc of a plant or one of its parts : lacking pubescence or enveloping or subtending parts smooth, naked stemsd : lacking foliage or vegetation a naked hillsidee of an animal or one of its parts : lacking an external covering (as of hair, feathers, or shell) naked amoebas
3a : scantily supplied or furnished a drab, naked roomb : lacking embellishment : unadorned hands naked of rings naked walls
5 : lacking confirmation or support naked contracts
6 : devoid of concealment or disguise the naked truth naked aggression
7 : unaided by any optical device or instrument the naked eye
8 : not backed by the writer's ownership of the commodity contract or security selling naked options
Examples of naked in a Sentence
He was naked from the waist up.
had recurrent nightmares about being naked in public
Recent Examples of naked from the Web
His body was discovered near the tracks, half naked and with a broken neck.
Bathing with naked strangers was one of several challenges presented and overcome on our cycling adventure around Lake Constance, one of the more popular bike trips in Europe.
Tyree's injuries included lacerations to the liver and spleen, which was nearly severed in two, when he was found in his cell naked and covered in vomit and feces.
As payment, each model was given a 12-by-18-inch print of a naked formation from the last shoot, six months ago, at Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village.
Vivenzio says Penn State did not act on the reports until KDR came under national scrutiny for a headline-grabbing private KDR Facebook page that included pictures of naked women.
She was found lying naked on the floor of the room and pronounced dead on the scene.
Billboards promoting naked women, things of that nature, are seen as not a way to live life.
Cuddling up naked with a dude, his erect penis resting between your thighs?
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Origin and Etymology 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
Synonym Discussion of naked
NAKED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of naked for English Language Learners
: not wearing any clothes : not covered by clothing
: not having a usual covering
: not having any decorations
NAKED Defined for Kids
Definition of naked for Students
Medical Definition of naked
1: 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
2: unaided by any optical device or instrument visible to the naked eye
Legal Definition of naked
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
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