Definition of "naked" []

  • Having no clothing on the body; nude. (adjective)
  • Having no covering, especially the usual one: a naked sword. (adjective)
  • Devoid of vegetation, trees, or foliage: the naked ground; naked tree limbs. (adjective)
  • Being without addition, concealment, disguise, or embellishment: the naked facts; naked ambition. (adjective)
  • Devoid of a specified quality, characteristic, or element: a look that was naked of all pretense. (adjective)
  • Having the body completely unclothed; undressed (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Having no covering; bare; exposed (adjective)
  • With no qualification or concealment; stark; plain (adjective)
  • Unaided by any optical instrument, such as a telescope or microscope (esp in the phrase the naked eye) (adjective)
  • With no defence, protection, or shield (adjective)
  • Stripped or destitute (adjective)
  • (of the seeds of gymnosperms) not enclosed in a pericarp (adjective)
  • (of flowers) lacking a perianth (adjective)
  • (of stems) lacking leaves and other appendages (adjective)
  • (of animals) lacking hair, feathers, scales, etc (adjective)
  • Unsupported by authority or financial or other consideration (adjective)
  • Lacking some essential condition to render valid; incomplete (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "naked" in a sentence
  • ""After the feast, young slave girls strewed the mosaic with sawdust dyed saffron and vermilion, mixed with sparkling powder, and naked virgins danced -- _naked_ virgins!""
  • "The Naked Method -- Add the word "naked" to every headline."
  • "Thousands of noisy demonstrators continued to throng the rotunda of the historic statehouse in Madison, while others marched outside to protest what they called a naked attempt to break public employee unions."