- The definition of naked is having no clothes on, or without protection, or without ornaments.
- An example of a naked person is someone wearing absolutely no clothing.
- An example of the naked truth is the facts without any comments.
A cute naked baby.
- completely unclothed; bare; nude
- uncovered; exposed: said of parts of the body
- lacking clothing, means of support, etc.; destitute
- without protection or defense
- without conventional or usual covering; specif.,
- out of its sheath: a naked sword
- without grass, vegetation, etc.
- without furnishing, decoration, etc.: a naked wall
- without additions, ornaments, disguises, or embellishments; plain; stark: the naked truth
- without the aid of a microscope, telescope, etc.: the naked eye
- Bot. without leaves, corolla, ovary, perianth, etc.
- Law lacking a necessary condition; invalid: a naked contract
- Zool. without hair, scales, feathers, shell, etc.
Origin of nakedMiddle English ; from Old English nacod, akin to German nackt ; from Indo-European base an unverified form nogw-, naked from source Sanskrit nagná-, Classical Latin nudus
- Having no clothing on the body; nude.
- Having no covering, especially the usual one: a naked sword.
- Devoid of vegetation, trees, or foliage: the naked ground; naked tree limbs.
- Being without addition, concealment, disguise, or embellishment: the naked facts; naked ambition.
- Devoid of a specified quality, characteristic, or element: a look that was naked of all pretense.
- Exposed to harm; vulnerable: “naked to mine enemies” (Shakespeare).
- 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.
- Zoology Lacking outer covering such as scales, fur, feathers, or a shell.
Origin of nakedMiddle English, from Old English nacod; see nogw- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more naked, superlative most naked)
- Not wearing any clothes; without clothing on the genitals or female nipples.
- She was as naked as the day she was born.
- Glib, without decoration, put bluntly.
- This is the naked truth.
- The naked facts lay there on the table, enclosed within the files.
- Unprotected; (by extension) without a condom.
- The tendrils of the naked flame stretched into the skies.
- I entered her naked and came in her too.
- Uncomfortable; as if missing something important.
- I feel naked without my mobile phone.
From Middle English naked, from Old English nacod (“naked”), from Proto-Germanic *nakwadaz, from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷó- (“naked”). Cognate with Scots nakit, nakkit (“naked”), Low German naakd (“naked”), Dutch naakt (“naked”), German nackt (“naked”), Danish nøgen (“naked”), Swedish naken (“naked”), Icelandic nakinn (“naked”), and ultimately with Latin nūdus, Ancient Greek γυμνός (gymnós), Sanskrit नग्न (nagna), Avestan (maġna), Old Armenian մերկ (merk). Related also to Old English nacian (“to strip of clothes, undress”). More at nake.
- Simple past tense and past participle of nake.
- Kaden, knead
See nake (verb)
naked - Computer Definition
naked - Investment & Finance Definition
- Undertaking either a long or short market position without having an offsetting short or long position.
- Executing one side of a spread without executing the other side.
- Writing an options contract without owning the underlying investment.