from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having no clothing; naked.
- adj. Permitting or featuring full exposure of the body: a nude beach.
- adj. Law Lacking any of various legal requisites, such as evidence.
- n. An unclothed human figure, especially an artistic representation.
- n. The condition of being unclothed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Without clothing or other covering of the skin; without clothing on the genitals or female nipples.
- adj. Of a beige or tan color, evoking bare skin.
- n. A painting, other artwork or mass-media-reproduced image depicting (a) human figure(s) in a state of near or total undress.
- n. The state of total nudity
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Bare; naked; unclothed; undraped.
- adj. Naked; without consideration; void. See Nudum pactum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Naked; bare; uncovered; specifically, in art, undraped; not covered with drapery: as, a nude statue.
- In law, naked; made without consideration: said of contracts and agreements in which a consideration is wholly lacking.
- In botany and zoöl.:
- Bare; destitute of leaves, hairs, bristles, feathers, scales, or other exterior outgrowth or covering.
- Not supported by diagnosis or description; mere; bare: said of generic or specific terms, in the phrase nude name, translating the technical designation nomen nudum. See nomen.
- Synonyms See list under naked.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a painting of a naked human figure
- n. a naked person
- adj. completely unclothed
- n. a statue of a naked human figure
- n. without clothing (especially in the phrase `in the nude')
Latin nūdus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Entered English 1531 as a legal term "unsupported, not formally attested," , from Latin nūdus 'naked, bare'. (Wiktionary)