Pronunciation: (nā'kid), [key]
1. being without clothing or covering; nude: naked children swimming in the lake.
2. without adequate clothing: a naked little beggar.
3. bare of any covering, overlying matter, vegetation, foliage, or the like: naked fields.
4. bare, stripped, or destitute (usually fol. by of): The trees were suddenly naked of leaves.
5. without the customary covering, container, or protection: a naked sword; a naked flame.
6. without carpets, hangings, or furnishings, as rooms or walls.
7. (of the eye, sight, etc.) unassisted by a microscope, telescope, or other instrument: visible to the naked eye.
8. defenseless; unprotected; exposed: naked to invaders.
9. plain; simple; unadorned: the naked realities of the matter.
10. not accompanied or supplemented by anything else: a naked outline of the facts.
11. exposed to view or plainly revealed: the naked threat in the letter; a naked vein of coal.
12. plain-spoken; blunt: the naked truth.
13. Law.unsupported, as by authority or consideration: a naked promise.
a. (of seeds) not enclosed in an ovary.
b. (of flowers) without a calyx or perianth.
c. (of stalks, branches, etc.) without leaves.
d. (of stalks, leaves, etc.) without hairs or pubescence.
15. Zool.having no covering of hair, feathers, shell, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.