- 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 *nogÊ·Ã³- (“naked"). Cognate with Scots nakit, nakkit (“naked"), Low German naakd (“naked"), Dutch naakt (“naked"), German nackt (“naked"), Danish nÃ¸gen (“naked"), Swedish naken (“naked"), Icelandic nakinn (“naked"), and ultimately with Latin nÅ«dus, Ancient Greek Î³Ï…Î¼Î½ÏŒÏ‚ (gymnÃ³s), Sanskrit à¤¨à¤—à¥à¤¨ (nagna), Avestan ð¬¨ð¬€ð¬•ð¬¥ð¬€ (maÄ¡na), Old Armenian Õ´Õ¥Ö€Õ¯ (merk). Related also to Old English nacian (“to strip of clothes, undress"). More at nake.
- Simple past tense and past participle of nake.
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.