adjective, nud·er, nud·est.
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
- 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
"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.