Dictionary

1nude

adjective \ˈnüd, ˈnyüd\

: having no clothes on

: of or involving people who have no clothes on

: having the color of a white person's skin

nud·ernud·est

Full Definition of NUDE

1
:  lacking something essential especially to legal validity <a nude contract>
2
a :  devoid of a natural or conventional covering; especially :  not covered by clothing or a drape
b (1) :  of the color of a white person's flesh
(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
ADVERTISEMENT

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>.

2nude

noun

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

Full Definition of NUDE

1
a :  a representation of a nude human figure
b :  a nude person
2
:  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

1708
NUDES Defined for Kids

nude

adjective \ˈnüd, ˈnyüd\
nud·ernud·est

Definition of NUDE for Kids

:  not wearing clothes :  naked

Browse

4 ENTRIES FOUND:
Next Word in the Dictionary: nude matterPrevious Word in the Dictionary: nuda pactaAll Words Near: nude
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears