Meaning of NAKED in English

— nakedly , adv. — nakedness , n.

/nay"kid/ , adj.

1. being without clothing or covering; nude: naked children swimming in the lake.

2. without adequate clothing: a naked little beggar.

3. bare of any covering, overlying matter, vegetation, foliage, or the like: naked fields.

4. bare, stripped, or destitute (usually fol. by of ): The trees were suddenly naked of leaves.

5. without the customary covering, container, or protection: a naked sword; a naked flame.

6. without carpets, hangings, or furnishings, as rooms or walls.

7. (of the eye, sight, etc.) unassisted by a microscope, telescope, or other instrument: visible to the naked eye.

8. defenseless; unprotected; exposed: naked to invaders.

9. plain; simple; unadorned: the naked realities of the matter.

10. not accompanied or supplemented by anything else: a naked outline of the facts.

11. exposed to view or plainly revealed: the naked threat in the letter; a naked vein of coal.

12. plain-spoken; blunt: the naked truth.

13. Law. unsupported, as by authority or consideration: a naked promise.

14. Bot.

a. (of seeds) not enclosed in an ovary.

b. (of flowers) without a calyx or perianth.

c. (of stalks, branches, etc.) without leaves.

d. (of stalks, leaves, etc.) without hairs or pubescence.

15. Zool. having no covering of hair, feathers, shell, etc.

[ bef. 900; ME naked ( e ), OE nacod; c. D naakt, G nackt, Goth naqths; akin to ON nakinn, L nudus, Gk gymnós, Skt nagnás ]

Syn. 1. uncovered, undressed, unclothed. 4. denuded. 5. unsheathed, exposed. 6. unfurnished. 8. unarmed, open. 11. manifest, evident, undisguised. 12. direct, outspoken.

Ant. 1. dressed. 8. protected.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .