adj.1 without clothes; nude.
2 plain; undisguised; exposed (the naked truth; his naked soul).
3 (of a light, flame, etc.) unprotected from the wind etc.; unshaded.
5 without addition, comment, support, evidence, etc. (his naked word; naked assertion).
6 a (of landscape) barren; treeless. b (of rock) exposed; without soil etc.
7 (of a sword etc.) unsheathed.
8 (usu. foll. by of) devoid; without.
9 without leaves, hairs, scales, shell, etc.
10 (of a room, wall, etc.) without decoration, furnishings, etc.; empty, plain.
Phrases and idioms:
naked boys (or lady or ladies) the meadow saffron, which flowers while leafless: also called autumn crocus. the naked eye unassisted vision, e.g. without a telescope, microscope, etc.
nakedly adv. nakedness n.
Etymology: OE nacod f. Gmc