synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of naked in English

English Online Dictionary. What means naked‎? What does naked mean?


Etymology 1

From Middle English naked, from Old English nacod, from Proto-West Germanic *nak(k)wad, from Proto-Germanic *nakwadaz, from Proto-Indo-European *negʷ- (naked).


  • IPA(key): /ˈneɪkɪd/
  • (Southern American English) IPA(key): /ˈnɛkɪd/


naked (comparative more naked, superlative most naked)

  1. Bare, not covered by clothing.
    She was as naked as the day she was born.
  2. (obsolete) Lacking some clothing; clothed only in underwear.
  3. Glib, without decoration, put bluntly.
    This is the naked truth.
    The naked facts lay there on the table, enclosed within the files.
  4. Characterized by the nakedness of the people concerned or to whom the described noun is attributed.
  5. (obsolete) Unarmed.
  6. Unaided, unaccompanied.
  7. Unprotected, uncovered; (by extension) without a condom.
    The tendrils of the naked flame stretched into the skies.
    I entered her naked and came in her too.
  8. (finance, of a derivative contract) Where the writer (seller) does not own the underlying asset to cover the contract.
    a naked put, a naked call
    Synonym: uncovered
  9. (literary) Lacking resources or means, poor.
  10. (with “of”) Lacking or devoid of something.
  11. (obsolete) Blank, clean, empty.
  12. (of land, rocks, or plants) Barren, having no foliage, unvegetated.
  13. Uncomfortable or vulnerable, as if missing something important.
    I feel naked without my mobile phone.
  14. (of food or other consumer products) Without any additives, or without some component that would usually be included.
    a naked burrito (i.e. one without a tortilla); a naked burger (without a bun)
    Naked Bacon (a brand without nitrates or phosphates)
  15. (physics, of a singularity) Not hidden within an event horizon and thus observable from other parts of spacetime.
  • bare, bareskin, nude, starkers, unclad, unclothed, butt-naked, bare-assed, in one's birthday suit, skyclad, showing skin
  • See also Thesaurus:naked
  • (without a condom): Thesaurus:condomless
Derived terms

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.


  • IPA(key): /neɪkt/



  1. simple past and past participle of nake


  • Danek, Kaden, knead

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • nakid, nakyd, naaked, naket, nakit, nakede


From Old English nacod, from Proto-Germanic *nakwadaz. Compare naken.


  • IPA(key): /ˈnaːkid/



  1. Uncovered; exposed, visible:
    1. Fully bodily uncovered; naked, clothesless or unclothed.
    2. Partially bodily uncovered or bald; uncovered in a specific area.
    3. Of a melee weapon; lacking a hilt or sheath; openly carried or readied.
    4. Of an wound; exposed; open, showing internals.
    5. Apparent, unveiled, obviously visible (in contrast to a previous state)
  2. (often with an item specified) Having none of something; bare of a thing or quality:
    1. Having no armour or weapons; unequipped for battle.
    2. Unvegetated; lacking plant growth or ground cover.
    3. Bereft of possessions or accoutrements; without one's or its trappings.
  3. Put in literal form; without decoration or accoutrements.
  4. Referring to the core or substance of something.
  5. (rare) Undiluted, unqualified, unconditional.
  6. (rare) Restrained, unextended, bound.
  7. (rare) Lacking feelings or sympathy.

Related terms

  • nakedhed
  • nakednesse
  • nakidly


  • English: naked
  • Scots: nakit


  • “nāked, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-09-21.



  1. An exposed part of the body.
  2. (rare) The state of being naked.


  • “nāked, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-09-21.

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