1. the eye unaided by any optical instrument that alters the power of vision or alters the apparent size or distance of objects
; - Example: "it is not safe to look directly at the sun with the naked eye"
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):
n 1: the eye unaided by any optical instrument that alters the
power of vision or alters the apparent size or distance of
objects; "it is not safe to look directly at the sun with
the naked eye"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
51 Moby Thesaurus words for "naked eye":
baby blues, banjo eyes, bright eyes, clear eyes, command, cornea,
domination, eye, eyeball, eyelid, eyereach, eyeshot, eyesight,
field of view, field of vision, goggle eyes, horizon, iris, ken,
lens, lid, limit of vision, line of sight, nictitating membrane,
oculus, optic, optic nerve, orb, organ of vision, outlook,
outlook over, peeper, perspective, popeyes, prospect, pupil, range,
retina, saucer eyes, scan, sclera, scope, scope of vision, sight,
sightliness, starry orbs, survey, unaided eye, view, vista,