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Michelangelo' David is a well-known statue of a nude male.
 
A model wearing what was described as a nude bra.

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Entered English 1531 as a legal term, meaning "unsupported, not formally attested," from Latin nūdus (naked, bare).

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nude (comparative nuder, superlative nudest)

  1. Without clothing or other covering of the skin; without clothing on the genitals or female nipples.
    Why do you act so prudish whenever you see nude people?
  2. (of clothing, makeup, etc) Of a color (such as beige or tan) that evokes bare flesh.
    • 2007, Brenda Janowitz, Scot On The Rocks →ISBN, page 113:
      Vanessa always wore the same color on both her hands and feet—Hitchcock Blonde—a barely-there nude color with a dash of pink that was only two shades away from clear topcoat. It was the sort of thing you would imagine Grace Kelly in []
    • 2010, Raquel Welch, Raquel: Beyond the Cleavage →ISBN, page 143:
      It gave me a lovely, natural, but juicy color. To correct the shape of my mouth, I lined my lips with a nude color like MAC's Spice mixed with Mochaberry Automatic Lip Liner, blending the liner very carefully to make sure there was no hard edge.
    • 2012, Dilvin Yasa, Things My Daughter Needs to Know →ISBN:
      Do not, under any circumstances (even if grunge is back in), wear a white or black bra under light-coloured clothing – only a nude bra will do.
    • 2016 June 2, "Company releases nude chest binder line for different skin tones", in the Washington Blade
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:nude.
  3. (law, obsolete) Not valid; void.
    • 1825, Sir William Hay Macnaghten, Principles and Precedents of Moohummudan Law
      A void sale is that which can never take effect; in which the articles opposed to each other, or one of them, not bearing any legal value the contract is nude.

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nude (plural nudes)

  1. A painting, sculpture, photograph or other artwork or mass-media-reproduced image depicting one or more human figure(s) in a state of near or total undress.
    Michelangelo's David is a well-known standing male nude; Michelangelo also created several other nudes.
    Lexa sent me a nude last week.
  2. (with article, "the nude") The state of total nudity.
    she caught him in the nude
  3. A color that resembles or evokes bare flesh; a paint, dye, etc. of such color.
    • 2013, Debra, How to be a Man Magnet[1]:
      What eye shadow looks best on my eye color? Brown eyes – Off whites, nudes, peaches, and purples.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English nude, Italian nudo, French nu and Spanish nudo/Portuguese nu (also desnudo and desnudo), all from Latin nūdus.

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nude (comparative plus nude, superlative le plus nude)

  1. nude, naked, bare

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nude

  1. feminine plural of nudo

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nūde

  1. vocative masculine singular of nūdus

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nude m (plural nudes)

  1. (Internet slang) a photograph of a naked person

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nude

  1. Feminine plural form of nud
  2. Neuter plural form of nud