Pronunciation: (nā'kid),[key] —adj. 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. 14. Bot. 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.