Naked Definition

Completely unclothed; bare; nude.
Webster's New World
Devoid of vegetation, trees, or foliage.
The naked ground; naked tree limbs.
American Heritage
Lacking clothing, means of support, etc.; destitute.
Webster's New World
Without conventional or usual covering.
Webster's New World
Uncovered; exposed.
Webster's New World

Simple past tense and past participle of nake.


Origin of Naked

  • 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

  • Middle English from Old English nacod nogw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • See nake (verb)

    From Wiktionary

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