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nude

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adjective \ˈnüd, ˈnyüd\

Definition of nude

nuder

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nudest

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

  2. 2a :  devoid of a natural or conventional covering; especially :  not covered by clothing or a drapeb (1) :  having a color (such as pale beige or tan) that matches the wearer's skin tones nude pantyhose nude lipstick (2) :  giving the appearance of nudity a nude dressc :  featuring nudes a nude movied :  frequented by naked people a nude beach

nude

adverb

nudely

adverb

nudeness

noun

nudity

play \ˈnü-də-tē, ˈnyü-\ noun

Examples of nude in a Sentence

  1. The artists sketched the nude model.

  2. Picasso's paintings of nude art models.

Origin and Etymology of nude

Latin nudus naked — more at naked

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

Definition of nude

  1. 1a :  a representation of a nude human figureb :  a nude person

  2. 2 :  the condition of being nude in the nude

Examples of nude in a Sentence

  1. the nudes of Greek sculpture

  2. the artist painted some models in the nude

First Known Use of nude

1708



NUDE Defined for English Language Learners

nude

noun

Definition of nude for English Language Learners

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


NUDE Defined for Kids

nude

play
adjective \ˈnüd, ˈnyüd\

Definition of nude for Students

nuder

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nudest

  1. :  not wearing clothes :  naked



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