naked


From 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.]
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   1. Having no clothes on; uncovered; nude; bare; as, a naked
      body; a naked limb; a naked sword.
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   2. Having no means of defense or protection; open; unarmed;
      defenseless; as, naked to invasion.
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            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
                                                  VIII., Act
                                                  iii. sc. 2
                                                  (Shakespeare)
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            Thy power is full naked.              --Chaucer.
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            Behold my bosom naked to your swords. --Addison.
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   3. Unprovided with needful or desirable accessories, means of
      sustenance, etc.; destitute; unaided; bare.
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            Patriots who had exposed themselves for the public,
            and whom they saw now left naked.     --Milton.
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   4. Without addition, exaggeration, or excuses; not concealed
      or disguised; open to view; manifest; plain.
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            The truth appears so naked on my side, That any
            purblind eye may find it out.         --Shak.
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            All things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him
            with whom we have to do.              --Heb. iv. 13.
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   5. Mere; simple; plain; as, the naked truth.
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            The very naked name of love.          --Shak.
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   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.
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   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.
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   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
      floor. --Gwilt.

   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.
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   Syn: Nude; bare; denuded; uncovered; unclothed; exposed;
        unarmed; plain; defenseless.
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