unclad

[ uhn-klad ]
/ ʌnˈklæd /

verb

a simple past tense and past participle of unclothe.

adjective

naked; nude; undressed.

Nearby words

  1. uncircumcised,
  2. uncircumcision,
  3. uncivil,
  4. uncivility,
  5. uncivilized,
  6. unclaimed,
  7. unclamp,
  8. unclasp,
  9. unclassical,
  10. unclassified

Origin of unclad

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at un-1, clad1

unclothe

[ uhn-klohth ]
/ ʌnˈkloʊð /

verb (used with object), un·clothed or un·clad [uhn-klad] /ʌnˈklæd/, un·cloth·ing.

to strip of clothes.
to remove a covering from; lay bare; uncover.

Origin of unclothe

First recorded in 1250–1300, unclothe is from the Middle English word unclothen. See un-2, clothe

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British Dictionary definitions for unclad

unclad

/ (ʌnˈklæd) /

adjective

having no clothes on; naked

unclothe

/ (ʌnˈkləʊð) /

verb -clothes, -clothing, -clothed or -clad (tr)

to take off garments from; strip
to uncover or lay bare
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Word Origin and History for unclad

unclothe

v.

c.1300, uncloþe (transitive), from un- (2) + clothe (v.). Refl. sense is attested from late 14c. Related: Unclothed; unclothing.

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