[ nood, nyood ]
/ nud, nyud /
usage alert about nude
See flesh color.
adjective, nud·er, nud·est.
naked or unclothed, as a person or the body.
without the usual coverings, furnishings, etc.; bare: a nude stretch of land laid waste by brush fires.
(of a photograph, painting, statue, etc.) being or prominently displaying a representation of the nude human figure.
Law. made without a consideration or other legal essential: a nude contract.
having the color nude.
a sculpture, painting, etc., of a nude human figure.
an unclothed human figure.
the condition of being unclothed: to sleep in the nude.
(no longer in common use; now considered offensive) a light grayish-yellow brown to brownish-pink color.
a color that falls within the spectrum of human skin colors.
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Origin of nude
1525–35; <Latin nūdus;see naked
ANTONYMS FOR nude
pronunciation note for nude
OTHER WORDS FROM nudenudely, adverbnudeness, nounsem·i·nude, adjectivesub·nude, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nude
/ (njuːd) /
completely unclothed; undressed
having no covering; bare; exposed
- lacking some essential legal requirement, esp supporting evidence
- (of a contract, agreement, etc) made without consideration and void unless under seal
the state of being naked (esp in the phrase in the nude)
a naked figure, esp in painting, sculpture, etc
Derived forms of nudenudely, adverbnudeness, noun
Word Origin for nude
C16: from Latin nūdus
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