Definition for NA'KED

NA'KED, a. [Sax. nacod; G. nacket, nackt; D. naakt; Sw. naken; Dan. nögen; Russ. nagei, nagost and nagota, nakedness; Ir. nochta, open, discovered; nochduighe, naked; nochduighim, to strip. Class Ng, No. 5, 10, 47, and 15, 16.]

  1. Not covered; bare; having no clothes on; as, a naked body, or a naked limb.
  2. Unarmed; defenseless; open; exposed; having no means of defense or protection against an enemy's attack, or against other injury. Behold my bosom naked to your swords. – Addison.
  3. Open to view; not concealed; manifest. – Heb. iv.
  4. Destitute of worldly goods. – Job i.
  5. Exposed to shame and disgrace. – Exod. xxxii.
  6. Guilty and exposed to divine wrath. – Rev. iii.
  7. Plain; evident; undisguised; as, the naked truth.
  8. Mere; bare; simple; wanting the necessary additions. God requires of man something besides the naked belief of his being and his word.
  9. Not inclosed in a pod or case; as, naked seeds of a plant.
  10. Without leaves, fulcres or arms; as, a naked stem or trunk. – Martyn.
  11. Not assisted by glasses; as, the naked eye.

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