nude

[ nood, nyood ]
/ nud, nyud /
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adjective, nud·er, nud·est.

noun


Nearby words

  1. nucleus gracilis,
  2. nucleus of solitary tract,
  3. nuclide,
  4. nudd,
  5. nuddy,
  6. nude descending a staircase,
  7. nude mouse,
  8. nudely,
  9. nudge,
  10. nudgy

Origin of nude

1525–35; < Latin nūdus; see naked

Related formsnude·ly, adverbnude·ness, nounsem·i·nude, adjectivesub·nude, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for nude

nude

/ (njuːd) /

adjective

completely unclothed; undressed
having no covering; bare; exposed
law
  1. lacking some essential legal requirement, esp supporting evidence
  2. (of a contract, agreement, etc) made without consideration and void unless under seal

noun

the state of being naked (esp in the phrase in the nude)
a naked figure, esp in painting, sculpture, etc
Derived Formsnudely, adverbnudeness, noun

Word Origin for nude

C16: from Latin nūdus

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