[ ney-kid ]
/ ˈneɪ kɪd /


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


1 dressed.
8 protected.

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British Dictionary definitions for naked


/ (ˈneɪkɪd) /


Derived Forms

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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Science definitions for naked


[ nākĭd ]

Zoology Lacking outer covering such as scales, fur, feathers, or a shell.
  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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