— 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.
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.