adjective, nud·er, nud·est.
- nucleus gracilis,
- nucleus of solitary tract,
- nude descending a staircase,
- nude mouse,
Origin of nude
Examples from the Web for nude
Nude prisoners were kept in a central area, and walked around as a form of humiliation.
There's a scene in which a nude Amy Elliott-Dunne, played with committed gusto by Rosamund Pike, is washing off in the shower.Yes, Ben Affleck Goes Full-Frontal in ‘Gone Girl,’ Confronting One of Cinema’s Last Taboos|Marlow Stern|October 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On a busy Manhattan thoroughfare, the artist Andy Golub painted the bodies of nude models.
However, in all his work, even in many of the nude portraits he took, there are veils, whether of glass or fabric or color washes.Vogue Photographer Erwin Blumenfeld: Secrets of a Fashion Legend|Tim Teeman|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He is known for his edgy, often nude photos of girls out on the town and for documenting his late night antics.
Beside him, a diminutive figure of a nude boy holding a strigil.
The skirt and petticoat (enagua) permitted to be seen beneath them a pair of statuesque ankles, nude to mid-knee.The Guerilla Chief|Mayne Reid
Unlike the Egyptian, who excelled in the delineation of the human form, he did not draw from nude models.Assyria, Its Princes, Priests and People|A. H. (Archibald Henry) Sayce
In the courtyard of the Palace of the said Signori there is a life-size David, nude and in bronze.Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects|Giorgio Vasari
Upon a grey, misty day the young artist had painted a nude figure.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 3 (of 4)|Richard Muther
- lacking some essential legal requirement, esp supporting evidence
- (of a contract, agreement, etc) made without consideration and void unless under seal
Word Origin for nude
1530s, a legal term, "unsupported, not formally attested," from Latin nudus "naked, bare, unclothed, stripped" (see naked). General sense of "mere, plain, simple" attested from 1550s. In reference to the human body, meaning "unclothed," it is an artistic euphemism for naked, dating from 1610s (implied in nudity) but not in common use in this sense until mid-19c.
"nude figure in visual art," 1708, from French nud, obsolete variant of nu "naked, nude, bare," from Latin nudus (see nude (adj.)).