[syn: naked, raw]
5. lacking any cover;
- Example: "naked branches of the trees"
- Example: "lie on the naked rock"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Naked \Na"ked\ (n[=a]"k[e^]d), a. [AS. nacod; akin to D. naakt,
G. nackt, OHG. nacchot, nahhot, Icel. n["o]kvi[eth]r, nakinn,
Sw. naken, Dan. n["o]gen, Goth. naqa[thorn]s, Lith. n[*u]gas,
Russ. nagii, L. nudus, Skr. nagna. [root]266. Cf. Nude.]
1. Having no clothes on; uncovered; nude; bare; as, a naked
body; a naked limb; a naked sword.
2. Having no means of defense or protection; open; unarmed;
defenseless; as, naked to invasion.
Had I but served my God with half the zeal
I served my king, he would not in mine age
Have left me naked to mine enemies. --King Henry
iii. sc. 2
Thy power is full naked. --Chaucer.
Behold my bosom naked to your swords. --Addison.
3. Unprovided with needful or desirable accessories, means of
sustenance, etc.; destitute; unaided; bare.
Patriots who had exposed themselves for the public,
and whom they saw now left naked. --Milton.
4. Without addition, exaggeration, or excuses; not concealed
or disguised; open to view; manifest; plain.
The truth appears so naked on my side, That any
purblind eye may find it out. --Shak.
All things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him
with whom we have to do. --Heb. iv. 13.
5. Mere; simple; plain; as, the naked truth.
The very naked name of love. --Shak.
6. (Bot.) Without pubescence; as, a naked leaf or stem; bare,
or not covered by the customary parts, as a flower without
a perianth, a stem without leaves, seeds without a
pericarp, buds without bud scales.
7. (Mus.) Not having the full complement of tones; -- said of
a chord of only two tones, which requires a third tone to
be sounded with them to make the combination pleasing to
the ear; as, a naked fourth or fifth.
Naked bed, a bed the occupant of which is naked, no night
linen being worn in ancient times. --Shak.
Naked eye, the eye alone, unaided by eyeglasses, or by
telescope, microscope, or other magnifying device.
Naked-eyed medusa. (Zool.) See Hydromedusa.
Naked flooring (Carp.), the timberwork which supports a
Naked mollusk (Zool.), a nudibranch.
Naked wood (Bot.), a large rhamnaceous tree (Colibrina
reclinata) of Southern Florida and the West Indies,
having a hard and heavy heartwood, which takes a fine
polish. --C. S. Sargent.
Syn: Nude; bare; denuded; uncovered; unclothed; exposed;
unarmed; plain; defenseless.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: completely unclothed; "bare bodies"; "naked from the
waist up"; "a nude model" [syn: bare, au naturel(p),
2: having no protecting or concealing cover; "naked to mine
enemies"- Shakespeare [syn: naked, defenseless]
3: (of the eye or ear e.g.) without the aid of an optical or
acoustical device or instrument; "visible to the naked eye"
4: devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and
pure; "naked ambition"; "raw fury"; "you may kill someone
someday with your raw power" [syn: naked, raw]
5: lacking any cover; "naked branches of the trees"; "lie on the
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
134 Moby Thesaurus words for "naked":
absolute, apparent, au naturel, bald, bare, bare-ass, bared,
barefaced, beholdable, blank, blatant, blunt, clarified, clear,
cleared, colorless, conspicuous, denuded, detectable, discernible,
disclosed, discovered, distilled, evident, exposed,
exposed to view, flagrant, free, glaring, gymnosophical,
hanging out, in evidence, in full view, in native buff,
in plain sight, in plain view, in puris naturalibus,
in the altogether, in the buff, in the raw, in view, insight,
liable, manifest, naturistic, neat, nonimmune, noticeable, nude,
nudist, observable, obvious, open, open as day, open to all,
open to view, outcropping, overt, palpable, patent, peeled,
perceivable, perceptible, plain, pure, purified, raw, recognizable,
rectified, revealed, seeable, sheer, showing, simple, stark,
stark-naked, straight, stripped, susceptible, to be seen,
unadorned, unadulterated, unaided, unalloyed, unarrayed,
unassisted, unblended, unclad, unclassified, unclogged, unclosed,
unclothed, unclouded, uncolored, uncombined, uncomplicated,
uncompounded, unconcealed, uncorrupted, uncovered, undecked,
undecorated, undeniable, undiluted, undisguised, undraped,
undressed, unembellished, unfortified, unfurbished, ungarnished,
unhidden, unleavened, unmingled, unmistakable, unmitigated,
unmixed, unobstructed, unornamented, unprotected, unrestricted,
unsheathed, unsophisticated, unstopped, untinged, untrimmed,
unvarnished, viewable, visible, visual, wide-open, with nothing on,
without a stitch, witnessable
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
This word denotes (1) absolute nakedness (Gen. 2:25; Job 1:21;
Eccl. 5:15; Micah 1:8; Amos 2:16); (2) being poorly clad (Isa.
58:7; James 2:15). It denotes also (3) the state of one who has
laid aside his loose outer garment (Lat. nudus), and appears
clothed only in a long tunic or under robe worn next the skin (1
Sam. 19:24; Isa. 47:3; comp. Mark 14:52; John 21:7). It is used
figuratively, meaning "being discovered" or "made manifest" (Job
26:6; Heb. 4:13). In Ex. 32:25 the expression "the people were
naked" (A.V.) is more correctly rendered in the Revised Version
"the people were broken loose", i.e., had fallen into a state of
lawlessness and insubordination. In 2 Chr. 28:19 the words "he
made Judah naked" (A.V.), but Revised Version "he had dealt
wantonly in Judah," mean "he had permitted Judah to break loose
from all the restraints of religion."