- 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.
Origin of nude
Synonyms for nude
Antonyms for nude
Examples from the Web for seminude
Historical Examples of seminude
Clemens saw the statue, a seminude, for which the young wife had posed, and was struck by its evident merit.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
Frank's eyes ranged over the sweating, seminude, powerful figures as they worked.Frank Merriwell, Junior's, Golden Trail
Burt L. Standish
- 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
Word Origin for nude
Word Origin and History for seminude
"nude figure in visual art," 1708, from French nud, obsolete variant of nu "naked, nude, bare," from Latin nudus (see nude (adj.)).
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.