Definition of nude in English:

nude

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Pronunciation: /njuːd
 
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adjective

1Wearing no clothes; naked: a painting of a nude model
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  • Thankfully, the nude model managed to find some clothes to wear in later issues!
  • Peta is well known for its provocative ad campaigns, which sometimes feature nude models proclaiming they'd rather go naked than wear fur.
  • Tricia Stewart was one of the members of Rylstone and District WI who posed nude for a calendar.
Synonyms
naked, in the nude, stark naked, bare, with nothing on, stripped, unclothed, undressed, uncovered, in a state of nature, disrobed, unclad, undraped, exposed; Frenchau naturel
informal without a stitch on, in one's birthday suit, in the raw, in the altogether, in the buff, as naked as the day one was born, in the nuddy, mother naked
British informal starkers
Scottish informal in the scud, scuddy
North American informal bare-assed, buck naked
Australian informal bollocky
British vulgar slang bollock-naked
1.1 [attributive] Depicting or performed by naked people: she won’t do any nude scenes
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  • A newly trained sex change artiste has been arrested for performing a nude act on stage at a non family place of entertainment near a main road.
  • Of the performers, Eileen Atkins steals the show and gets a nude scene in at just 70 years young.
  • The 23-year-old hotel heiress and star of reality TV series The Simple Life wants to be taken seriously as an actress and rules out taking part in nude scenes.
2Of a pinkish-beige colour: nude tights
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  • My lips were a glossy, nude colour, and the heavy, sticky feel of the shine annoyed me.
  • Is that an artificial tan, or does she just tan nude?

noun

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A naked human figure, typically as the subject of a painting, sculpture, or photograph: a study of a kneeling nude
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  • Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe images are on display, as well as several Picasso nudes and Rodin sculptures, including The Kiss.
  • Modigliani's nudes were the subject of his only gallery show during his lifetime and the police shut it down.
  • All of Saville's monumental nudes employ photographic precedents, but not in any simple way.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'plain, explicit'): from Latin nudus. The current sense is first found in noun use in the early 18th century.

Phrases

in the nude

In an unclothed state: I like to swim in the nude
More example sentences
  • Pensioner Brian Holmes celebrated his 89th birthday - by going for a swim in the nude.
  • During the day, the island is strictly reserved for those who prefer to swim and sunbathe in the nude.
  • It is not uncommon to see tourists as well as native-born Jamaicans enjoying the beach in the nude along this seven-mile strip.

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