Naked

Na"ked

(n"kd), a. [AS. nacod; akin to D. naakt, G. nackt, OHG. nacchot, nahhot, Icel. nkvir, nakinn, Sw. naken, Dan. ngen, Goth. naqas, Lith. ngas, Russ. nagii, L. nudus, Skr. nagna. 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. (Zol.) See Hydromedusa. -- Naked flooring (Carp.), the timberwork which supports a floor. Gwilt. -- Naked mollusk (Zol.), 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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