Naked meaning

nā'kĭd
Having no clothing on the body; nude.
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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.

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Having no covering, especially the usual one.

A naked sword.

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Without conventional or usual covering.
  • Out of its sheath.
    A naked sword.
  • Without grass, vegetation, etc.
  • Without furnishing, decoration, etc.
    A naked wall.
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Without additions, ornaments, disguises, or embellishments; plain; stark.

The naked truth.

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Without the aid of a microscope, telescope, etc.

The naked eye.

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Without leaves, corolla, ovary, perianth, etc.
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Lacking a necessary condition; invalid.

A naked contract.

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Without hair, scales, feathers, shell, etc.
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Lacking outer covering such as scales, fur, feathers, or a shell.
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Having received a negative acknowledgment. See NAK.
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Undertaking either a long or short market position without having an offsetting short or long position.
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Executing one side of a spread without executing the other side.
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Writing an options contract without owning the underlying investment.
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Not wearing any clothes; without clothing on the genitals or female nipples.

She was as naked as the day she was born.

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Glib, without decoration, put bluntly.

This is the naked truth.

The naked facts lay there on the table, enclosed within the files.

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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.

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Uncomfortable; as if missing something important.

I feel naked without my mobile phone.

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Simple past tense and past participle of nake.
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Devoid of vegetation, trees, or foliage.

The naked ground; naked tree limbs.

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Being without addition, concealment, disguise, or embellishment.

The naked facts; naked ambition.

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Devoid of a specified quality, characteristic, or element.

A look that was naked of all pretense.

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Exposed to harm; vulnerable.
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Lacking outer covering such as scales, fur, feathers, or a shell.
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Lacking clothing, means of support, etc.; destitute.
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Without protection or defense.
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Origin of naked

  • Middle English from Old English nacod nogw- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • 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 nÅ«dus, Ancient Greek γυμνός (gymnós), Sanskrit नग्न (nagna), Avestan 𐬨𐬀𐬕𐬥𐬀 (maÄ¡na), Old Armenian Õ´Õ¥Ö€Õ¯ (merk). Related also to Old English nacian (“to strip of clothes, undress"). More at nake.
    From Wiktionary
  • See nake (verb)
    From Wiktionary