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Definitions for naked
ˈneɪ kɪdnaked

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bare, au naturel(p), naked, nudeadjective

    completely unclothed

    "bare bodies"; "naked from the waist up"; "a nude model"

  2. naked, defenselessadjective

    having no protecting or concealing cover

    "naked to mine enemies"- Shakespeare

  3. nakedadjective

    (of the eye or ear e.g.) without the aid of an optical or acoustical device or instrument

    "visible to the naked eye"

  4. naked, rawadjective

    devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure

    "naked ambition"; "raw fury"; "you may kill someone someday with your raw power"

  5. nakedadjective

    lacking any cover

    "naked branches of the trees"; "lie on the naked rock"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. NAKEDadjective

    Etymology: nacod , Saxon.

    A philosopher being asked in what a wise man differed from a fool? answered, send them both naked to those who know them not, and you shall perceive. Francis Bacon, Apophth. 242.

    He pitying how they stood
    Before him naked to the air, that now
    Must suffer change;
    As father of his family, he clad
    Their nakedness with skins of beasts. John Milton, P. Lost.

    Ungrateful men,
    Behold my bosom naked to your swords,
    And let the man that’s injur’d strike the blow. Addison.

    Had I but serv’d my God with half the zeal
    I serv’d my king, he would not in mine age
    Have left we naked to mine enemies. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    The truth appears so naked on my side,
    That any purblind eye may find it out. William Shakespeare, Hen. VI.

    Not that God doth require nothing unto happiness at the hands of men, saving only a naked belief, for hope and charity we may not exclude; but that without belief all other things are as nothing, and it is the ground of those other divine virtues. Richard Hooker, b. i. p. 37.

Wikipedia

  1. naked

    Nudity is the state of being in which a human is without clothing.The loss of body hair was one of the physical characteristics that marked the biological evolution of modern humans from their hominin ancestors. Adaptations related to hairlessness contributed to the increase in brain size, bipedalism, and the variation in human skin color. While estimates vary, for at least 90,000 years anatomically modern humans were naked. The invention of clothing was part of the transition from being not only anatomically but behaviorally modern. With the rise of civilizations, clothing became part of non-verbal communications, indicating a person's social status and individuality, thus the lack of clothing could be a sign of low status. However, through much of history until the late modern period, people might be unclothed by necessity or convenience when engaged in labor and athletics; or when bathing or swimming. Such functional nudity occurred in groups that were usually but not always segregated by sex. In ancient religions, deities were often depicted as perfect naked humans. Indigenous peoples in tropical climates used clothing for decorative or ceremonial purposes but were often nude, having neither the need to protect the body from the elements nor any concept of sexual shame. The association between nudity and shame is unique to followers of Abrahamic religions. The spread of Western concepts of modest dress was part of colonialism. Social norms regarding nudity vary widely, reflecting cultural ambiguity towards the body and sexuality, and differing conceptions of what constitutes public versus private spaces. Norms relating to nudity are different for men than they are for women. In many societies, both ancient and contemporary, children might be naked until the beginning of puberty. Individuals may intentionally violate norms relating to nudity; those without power may use nudity as a form of protest, and those with power may impose nakedness on others as a form of punishment. While the majority of societies require clothing in most situations, others recognize non-sexual nudity as being appropriate for some recreational, social or celebratory activities, and appreciate nudity in the arts as representing positive values. Societies such as Japan and Finland maintain traditions of communal nudity based upon the use of baths and saunas that provided alternatives to sexualization. Some societies and groups continue to disapprove of nudity not only in public but also in private based upon religious beliefs. Norms are codified to varying degrees by laws defining proper dress and indecent exposure.

ChatGPT

  1. naked

    Naked generally refers to being without clothing or being exposed, typically referring to the state of being unclothed or without any covering.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nakedadjective

    having no clothes on; uncovered; nude; bare; as, a naked body; a naked limb; a naked sword

  2. Nakedadjective

    having no means of defense or protection; open; unarmed; defenseless

  3. Nakedadjective

    unprovided with needful or desirable accessories, means of sustenance, etc.; destitute; unaided; bare

  4. Nakedadjective

    without addition, exaggeration, or excuses; not concealed or disguised; open to view; manifest; plain

  5. Nakedadjective

    mere; simple; plain

  6. Nakedadjective

    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. Nakedadjective

    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

Wikidata

  1. Naked

    Naked is a 1993 British film directed by Mike Leigh. Before this film, Leigh was known for subtler comedic dissections of middle-class and working-class manners. Naked was more stark and brutal than his previous works. Leigh relied heavily on improvisation in the making of the film, but little actual ad-libbing was filmed; lengthy rehearsals in character provided much of the script. Almost all the dialogues were filmed as written. The film received largely favorable reviews. Filming of Naked took place in London from September 9th to December 16th 1992.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Naked

    nā′ked, adj. without clothes: uncovered: open to view: unconcealed: evident: unarmed: defenceless: unprovided: without addition or ornament: simple: artless: (bot.) without the usual covering.—adv. Nā′kedly.—n. Nā′kedness.—Naked eye, the eye unassisted by glasses of any kind; Naked lady, the meadow-saffron.—Stark naked, entirely naked. [A.S. nacod; Ger. nackt.]

CrunchBase

  1. Naked

    Naked® is one of the world's most luxurious and environmentally conscious underwear brands. Each smooth and light-weight garment seamlessly forms to your body making you feel like you're wearing nothing at all. Naked® underwear and undershirts are sold in over 114 locations across North America including Holt Renfrew, Boys'co, Kitson and Freshpair.com. Naked has been featured on Entertainment Tonight (ET) Canada and on The Dragons’ Den.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. naked

    State of a ship's bottom without sheathing. Also, a place without means of defence.

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Entomology

  1. Naked

    not clothed: lacking vestiture: a pupa when not inclosed in a cocoon or other covering.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'naked' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4414

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'naked' in Adjectives Frequency: #594

Anagrams for naked »

  1. kande

  2. knead

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of naked in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of naked in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of naked in a Sentence

  1. F. H. Bradley:

    There are those who so dislike the nude that they find something indecent in the naked truth.

  2. Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers chapter 4:

    Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishfull thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms.

  3. Alfredo Mormontoy Atayupanqui:

    There are places in the world that people can get naked, but not all places are [appropriate] for getting undressed.

  4. Allen Ginsberg:

    No monster vibration, no snake universe hallucinations. Many tiny jeweled violet flowers along the path of a living brook that looked like Blake's illustration for a canal in grassy Eden: huge Pacific watery shore, Orlovsky dancing naked like Shiva long-haired before giant green waves, titanic cliffs that Wordsworth mentioned in his own Sublime, great yellow sun veiled with mist hanging over the planet's oceanic horizon. No harm.

  5. Patrick Wanis:

    The attempt to de-sexualize the female nipple and create equality backfires when you superimpose a child’s face on a fully developed woman’s naked or topless body; it actually sexualizes the innocent child.

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