Someone who's nude isn't wearing any clothes. In modern society, we're generally nude in the shower but fully dressed when we go to work.

Whether you say you're "in your birthday suit," "au naturel," or "unclothed" — when you're nude, you're naked. You might find the word in the phrase "in the nude," which also simply means nude, or describing a work of art as "a nude," or a painting or sculpture of a nude person. In the 1500s, nude was a legal term meaning "unsupported," from the Latin nudus, "bare." The "naked" definition didn't became popular until the nineteenth century.

Definitions of nude

adj completely unclothed

“a nude model”
au naturel, bare, naked
not wearing clothing

n a naked person

nude person
someone who takes off all their clothes and runs naked through a public place
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

n a painting of a naked human figure

nude painting
Type of:
painting, picture
graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface

n a statue of a naked human figure

nude sculpture, nude statue
Type of:
a sculpture representing a human or animal

n without clothing (especially in the phrase `in the nude')

“they swam in the nude
Type of:
nakedness, nudeness, nudity
the state of being without clothing or covering of any kind

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