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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)

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.

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."