Naked eye

Naked eye
Naked Na"ked (n[=a]"k[e^]d), a. [AS. nacod; akin to D. naakt, G. nackt, OHG. nacchot, nahhot, Icel. n["o]kvi[eth]r, nakinn, Sw. naken, Dan. n["o]gen, Goth. naqa[thorn]s, Lith. n[*u]gas, Russ. nagii, L. nudus, Skr. nagna. [root]266. Cf. {Nude}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having no clothes on; uncovered; nude; bare; as, a naked body; a naked limb; a naked sword. [1913 Webster]

2. Having no means of defense or protection; open; unarmed; defenseless; as, naked to invasion. [1913 Webster]

Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king, he would not in mine age Have left me naked to mine enemies. --King Henry VIII., Act iii. sc. 2 (Shakespeare) [PJC]

Thy power is full naked. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Behold my bosom naked to your swords. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. Unprovided with needful or desirable accessories, means of sustenance, etc.; destitute; unaided; bare. [1913 Webster]

Patriots who had exposed themselves for the public, and whom they saw now left naked. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. Without addition, exaggeration, or excuses; not concealed or disguised; open to view; manifest; plain. [1913 Webster]

The truth appears so naked on my side, That any purblind eye may find it out. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

All things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. --Heb. iv. 13. [1913 Webster]

5. Mere; simple; plain; as, the naked truth. [1913 Webster]

The very naked name of love. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. (Bot.) Without pubescence; as, a naked leaf or stem; bare, or not covered by the customary parts, as a flower without a perianth, a stem without leaves, seeds without a pericarp, buds without bud scales. [1913 Webster]

7. (Mus.) Not having the full complement of tones; -- said of a chord of only two tones, which requires a third tone to be sounded with them to make the combination pleasing to the ear; as, a naked fourth or fifth. [1913 Webster]

{Naked bed}, a bed the occupant of which is naked, no night linen being worn in ancient times. --Shak.

{Naked eye}, the eye alone, unaided by eyeglasses, or by telescope, microscope, or other magnifying device.

{Naked-eyed medusa}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Hydromedusa}.

{Naked flooring} (Carp.), the timberwork which supports a floor. --Gwilt.

{Naked mollusk} (Zo["o]l.), a nudibranch.

{Naked wood} (Bot.), a large rhamnaceous tree ({Colibrina reclinata}) of Southern Florida and the West Indies, having a hard and heavy heartwood, which takes a fine polish. --C. S. Sargent. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Nude; bare; denuded; uncovered; unclothed; exposed; unarmed; plain; defenseless. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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