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
For example, Reebok has run at least one ad showcasing a near-naked woman sporting its shoes (see below.)
Zeel In-home massage apps can sound sketchy (you, naked in your living room... with a random).
My 7-year-old is usually naked, and my 13-year-old son all of a sudden is allowed to drink iced coffee.
Naked pictures also don't play well with Instagram.
McNack reportedly was naked with feces on his hands and appeared to be high on drugs.
Eyes Kate loves to play up her eyes (and this princess does her own makeup, even on her wedding day) and has shared that the secret to her royal smoky eye is Urban Decay's $54 naked eye shadow palette.
The aircraft was gorgeous—all rivets, slabs of naked, shiny metal with guns aplenty.
The Jesus Lizard's first trip to Louisville drew next to no one for a daytime show, and lead singer David Yow took the opportunity to strip naked for the kids. ...
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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