Meaning of NAKED in English

NAKED

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈnā-kəd, especially Southern ]

ˈne-kəd 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

4. : unarmed , defenseless

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's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.