Meaning of “naked” in the English Dictionary

"naked" in British English

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nakedadjective

uk /ˈneɪ.kɪd/ us /ˈneɪ.kɪd/

naked adjective (NOT COVERED)

B2 not covered by clothes:

a naked man
naked bodies
stark naked (= completely naked)
US informal buck/butt naked (= completely naked)
He was naked to the waist (= not wearing clothes above his waist).
The children were half naked (= partly naked).
They stripped naked (= took off their clothes) and ran into the lake.

Something that is naked does not have its usual covering:

a naked flame/light bulb (= one with nothing surrounding or covering it)
a naked hillside (= one without trees or plants)

More examples

  • He answered the door half naked.
  • He was interrogated, stripped naked and then beaten.
  • The children were splashing in the river, stark naked.
  • Lying naked in the grass, among the trees and birds, he felt he had communed with nature.
  • Standing there naked, I was suddenly struck by the absurdity of the situation.

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(Definition of “naked” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"naked" in American English

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nakedadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈneɪ·kɪd/

not wearing any clothes

(Definition of “naked” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)