naked

[ ney-kid ]
/ ˈneɪ kɪd /

adjective

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Origin of naked

before 900; Middle English naked(e), Old English nacod; cognate with Dutch naakt, German nackt, Gothic naqths; akin to Old Norse nakinn, Latin nūdus, Greek gymnós, Sanskrit nagnás

SYNONYMS FOR naked

1 uncovered, undressed, unclothed.
4 denuded.
5 unsheathed, exposed.

ANTONYMS FOR naked

1 dressed.
8 protected.

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British Dictionary definitions for naked

naked
/ (ˈneɪkɪd) /

adjective

Derived forms of naked

nakedly, adverbnakedness, noun

Word Origin for naked

Old English nacod; related to Old High German nackot (German nackt), Old Norse noktr, Latin nudus
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Scientific definitions for naked

naked
[ nākĭd ]

Zoology Lacking outer covering such as scales, fur, feathers, or a shell.
Botany
  1. Lacking a pericarp, as the seeds of the pine.
  2. Lacking a perianth, as the flowers of spurge.
  3. Unprotected by scales, as a bud.
  4. Having no leaves, as a branch or stem.
  5. Having no covering of fine, hairlike structures, as a stalk or leaf; glabrous.
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