Definition of nude adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//njuːd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//nuːd//
    Describing art
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  1. 1(especially of a human figure in art) not wearing any clothes synonym naked a nude model He asked me to pose nude for him. See related entries: Describing art
  2. 2involving people who are naked a nude photograph Are there any nude scenes in the movie?
  3. 3 (North American English) (of tights / pantyhose, etc.) skin-coloured
  4. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘plain, explicit’): from Latin nudus. The current sense is first found in noun use in the early 18th cent.Extra examples He refused to appear nude in the movie. She was lying nude on a beach towel. He had a collection of nude photographs in his studio. She worked as a nude model in an artist’s studio. Some of the resorts allow nude sunbathing on the beaches.
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