|1.||completely unclothed; undressed|
|2.||having no covering; bare; exposed|
|a. lacking some essential legal requirement, esp supporting evidence|
|b. (of a contract, agreement, etc) made without consideration and void unless under seal|
|4.||the state of being naked (esp in the phrase in the nude)|
|5.||a naked figure, esp in painting, sculpture, etc|
|[C16: from Latin nūdus]|
"Made in Germany, imported to France, is the cult of Nudism, a mulligan stew of vegetarianism, physical culture and pagan worship." ["Time," July 1, 1929]Nudie "a nude show" is from 1935.
nudeadj. Said of machines delivered without an operating system (compare bare metal). "We ordered 50 systems, but they all arrived nude, so we had to spend a an extra weekend with the installation disks." This usage is a recent innovation reflecting the fact that most IBM-PC clones are now delivered with an operating system pre-installed at the factory. Other kinds of hardware are still normally delivered without OS, so this term is particular to PC support groups.