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adjective \ˈnüd, ˈnyüd\

Definition of NUDE

:  lacking something essential especially to legal validity <a nude contract>
a :  devoid of a natural or conventional covering; especially :  not covered by clothing or a drape
b (1) :  having a color (as pale beige or tan) that matches the wearer's skin tones <nude pantyhose> <nude lipstick>
(2) :  giving the appearance of nudity <a nude dress>
c :  featuring nudes <a nude movie>
d :  frequented by naked people <a nude beach>
nude adverb
nude·ly adverb
nude·ness noun
nu·di·ty \ˈnü-də-tē, ˈnyü-\ noun

Examples of NUDE

  1. The artists sketched the nude model.
  2. <Picasso's paintings of nude art models.>

Origin of NUDE

Latin nudus naked — more at naked
First Known Use: 1531

Synonym Discussion of NUDE

bare, naked, nude, bald, barren mean deprived of naturally or conventionally appropriate covering. bare implies the removal of what is additional, superfluous, ornamental, or dispensable <an apartment with bare walls>. naked suggests absence of protective or ornamental covering but may imply a state of nature, of destitution, or of defenselessness <poor half-naked children>. nude applies especially to the unclothed human figure <a nude model posing for art students>. bald implies actual or seeming absence of natural covering and may suggest a conspicuous bareness <a bald mountain peak>. barren often suggests aridity or impoverishment or sterility <barren plains>.



: a painting, sculpture, etc., that shows a nude person

Full Definition of NUDE

a :  a representation of a nude human figure
b :  a nude person
:  the condition of being nude <in the nude>

Examples of NUDE

  1. the nudes of Greek sculpture
  2. <the artist painted some models in the nude>

First Known Use of NUDE

NUDENESS Defined for Kids


adjective \ˈnüd, ˈnyüd\

Definition of NUDE for Kids

:  not wearing clothes :  naked


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