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 naked sword.
- Out of its sheath.A naked sword.
- Without grass, vegetation, etc.
- Without furnishing, decoration, etc.A naked wall.
The naked truth.
The naked eye.
A naked contract.
She was as naked as the day she was born.
This is the naked truth.
The naked facts lay there on the table, enclosed within the files.
The tendrils of the naked flame stretched into the skies.
I entered her naked and came in her too.
The naked ground; naked tree limbs.
The naked facts; naked ambition.
A look that was naked of all pretense.
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 *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.
- See nake (verb)