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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.]

  1. Having no clothes on; uncovered; nude; bare; as, a naked body; a naked limb; a naked sword.

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

    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)

    Thy power is full naked.

    Behold my bosom naked to your swords.

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

    Patriots who had exposed themselves for the public, and whom they saw now left naked.

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

    The truth appears so naked on my side, That any purblind eye may find it out.

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

  5. Mere; simple; plain; as, the naked truth.

    The very naked name of love.

  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.

  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.

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

    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.

    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.

    Syn: Nude; bare; denuded; uncovered; unclothed; exposed; unarmed; plain; defenseless.

naked eye

n. eyesight, unaided by equipment such as a telescope or microscope.

naked eye

n. the eye unaided by any optical instrument that alters the power of vision or alters the apparent size or distance of objects; "it is not safe to look directly at the sun with the naked eye"

Naked eye

Naked eye, also called bare eye or unaided eye, is the practice of engaging in visual perception unaided by a magnifying or light-collecting optical device, such as a telescope or microscope. Vision corrected to normal acuity using corrective lenses is considered "naked". In astronomy, the naked eye may be used to observe events that can be viewed without equipment, such as an astronomical conjunction, the passage of a comet, or a meteor shower. Sky lore and various tests demonstrate an impressive wealth of phenomena that can be seen with the unaided eye.

Naked eye (disambiguation)

Naked eye is a figure of speech referring to visual perception.

Naked eye may also refer to:

  • Naked Eye (magazine), a Canadian pop culture quarterly
  • "Naked Eye" (Luscious Jackson song), 1995
  • "Naked Eye" (The Who song), 1974
  • The Naked Eye (1956 film), a 1956 documentary film nominated for an Academy Award
  • The Naked Eye (1998 film), a 1998 Spanish film
  • The Naked Eye, a book by Desmond Morris
Naked Eye (magazine)

Naked Eye Magazine was a Canadian entertainment and lifestyle publication distributed by Brand U Media on a quarterly basis and then biannual basis. The magazine was published between 1999 and 2010 with interruptions.

Naked Eye (The Who song)

"Naked Eye" is a song by The Who, written by Pete Townshend. The studio version was released on the group's 1974 compilation album Odds and Sods (reissued in 1998). Live versions appear on Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970, View from a Backstage Pass, Greatest Hits Live, Thirty Years of Maximum R&B, and both reissues of Who's Next.

Naked Eye (Luscious Jackson song)

"Naked Eye" is a 1996 song by American alternative rock band, Luscious Jackson, the first single from their second album entitled Fever In Fever Out also released in 1996. The song was a commercial success peaking at No.18 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was released on CD and 12", both of which feature three remixes and an instrumental version of the song as well as two non-LP tracks.

The song was also released as downloadable content for Rock Band, Rock Band 2, and Rock Band 3.

Usage examples of "naked eye".

To the naked eye, nothing seemed amiss, but she could feel the difference between her homeland and that of her enemy.