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[ nood, nyood ]


, nud·er, nud·est.
  1. naked or unclothed, as a person or the body.

    Synonyms: exposed, undressed, uncovered

  2. without the usual coverings, furnishings, etc.; bare:

    a nude stretch of land laid waste by brush fires.

  3. (of a photograph, painting, statue, etc.) being or prominently displaying a representation of the nude human figure.
  4. Law. made without a consideration or other legal essential:

    a nude contract.

  5. having the color nude.


  1. a sculpture, painting, etc., of a nude human figure.
  2. an unclothed human figure.
  3. the condition of being unclothed:

    to sleep in the nude.

  4. (no longer in common use; now considered offensive) a light grayish-yellow brown to brownish-pink color.
  5. a color that falls within the spectrum of human skin colors.


/ njuːd /


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


  1. the state of being naked (esp in the phrase in the nude )
  2. a naked figure, esp in painting, sculpture, etc
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Derived Forms

  • ˈnudeness, noun
  • ˈnudely, adverb
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Other Words From

  • nudely adverb
  • nudeness noun
  • semi·nude adjective
  • sub·nude adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of nude1

1525–35; < Latin nūdus; naked none
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Word History and Origins

Origin of nude1

C16: from Latin nūdus
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Example Sentences

In actuality, the software was using generative adversarial networks, the algorithm behind deepfakes, to swap the women’s clothes for highly realistic nude bodies.

Vargas said she believes the board did its due diligence when it came to a professor who kept a trove of nude photos and sex videos with students on his work computer.

Blue jeans originated as durable workwear for miners, but a good deal of runway fashion performs only the bare-minimum job of keeping the wearer from being nude—and occasionally not even that.

From Quartz

It’s a weird sort of victim blaming that suggests that if someone chooses such a “superficial” profession—and especially if they pose for nude or provocative photos—they deserve whatever they get.

From Fortune

She has, Lane writes, a moose head who “once saw Jack Nicholson nude.”

The Oscar-winning actress put nude photo thieves in their place with one perfect statement.

In November 2002, a detainee who had been held partially nude and chained to the floor died, apparently from hypothermia.

Nude prisoners were kept in a central area, and walked around as a form of humiliation.

Actually, Brown lost the Senate race to Democrat incumbent Jean Shaheen because Scott once posed nude for Cosmo.

There's a scene in which a nude Amy Elliott-Dunne, played with committed gusto by Rosamund Pike, is washing off in the shower.

I stood up, for the exciting near-nude body of the woman who had caused Nokomee's outburst was too close, too intimately relaxed.

Onto this preparation the studies drawn from the nude model are "squared up," and the drawing corrected again from the nude model.

The prince and I were left alone with the two Jivros, who stood beside the nude figure of the alien Croen.

But to Bierce's mind, "noble and nude and antique," this mid-Victorian draping and bedecking of "unpleasant truths" was abhorrent.

It is the first nude statue of the Renaissance made for Cosimo de' Medici before his exile.


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