nude

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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 beige or tan color, evoking the bare flesh of a light-skinned (white) person.
    • 2007, Brenda Janowitz, Scot On The Rocks (ISBN 1426800568), 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 160286117X), 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 1743348371):
      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.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:nude.

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nude ‎(plural nudes)

  1. A painting, sculpture, 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.
  2. (with article, "the nude") The state of total nudity.
    she caught him in the nude

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Italian[edit]

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nude

  1. feminine plural of nudo

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Latin[edit]

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nūde

  1. vocative masculine singular of nūdus

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nude

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