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nude

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adjective \ˈnüd, ˈnyüd\

Definition of nude

nud·ernud·est

  1. 1 :  lacking something essential especially to legal validity <a nude contract>

  2. 2 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 play \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>.

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nude

noun

Simple Definition of nude

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

Full Definition of nude

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

  2. 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>



1708

First Known Use of nude

1708



NUDITY Defined for Kids

nudity

noun nu·di·ty \ˈnü-də-tē, ˈnyü-\

Definition of nudity

  1. :  the state of having no clothes on





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