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nude

[nood, nyood] /nud, nyud/
adjective, nuder, nudest.
1.
naked or unclothed, as a person or the body.
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.
noun
6.
a sculpture, painting, etc., of a nude human figure.
7.
an unclothed human figure.
8.
the condition of being unclothed:
to sleep in the nude.
9.
a light grayish-yellow brown to brownish-pink color.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin nūdus; see naked
Related forms
nudely, adverb
nudeness, noun
seminude, adjective
subnude, adjective
Synonyms
1. uncovered, undressed, undraped, exposed.
Antonyms
1. covered.
Pronunciation note
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British Dictionary definitions for nudeness

nude

/njuːd/
adjective
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
noun
4.
the state of being naked (esp in the phrase in the nude)
5.
a naked figure, esp in painting, sculpture, etc
Derived Forms
nudely, adverb
nudeness, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin nūdus
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Word Origin and History for nudeness
nude
1531, a legal term, "unsupported, not formally attested," from L. nudus "naked, bare" (see naked). General sense of "mere, plain, simple" attested from 1551. In ref. to the human body, meaning "unclothed" is an artistic euphemism for naked, dating from 1611 (implied in nudity). Nudism is a 1929 borrowing from Fr. nudisme; nudist "one who practices nudism" appeared at the same time.
"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.
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