Meaning of NAKED in English


Pronunciation: ' n ā -k ə d, esp Southern ' ne-k ə d

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English nacod; akin to Old High German nackot naked, Latin nudus, Greek gymnos

Date: before 12th century

1 : not covered by clothing : NUDE

2 : devoid of customary or natural covering : BARE : as a : not enclosed in a sheath or scabbard <a naked sword> b : not provided with a shade <a naked lightbulb> c of a plant or one of its parts : lacking pubescence or enveloping or subtending parts d : lacking foliage or vegetation e of an animal or one of its parts : lacking an external covering (as of hair, feathers, or shell)

3 a : scantily supplied or furnished b : lacking embellishment : UNADORNED


5 : lacking confirmation or support

6 : devoid of concealment or disguise

7 : unaided by any optical device or instrument <visible to the naked eye>

8 : not backed by the writer's ownership of the commodity contract or security

synonyms see BARE

– na · ked · ly adverb

– na · ked · ness noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.