nude

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
  1. adjective
    completely unclothed
    synonyms: au naturel, bare, naked
    unclothed
    not wearing clothing
  2. noun
    a naked person
    synonyms: nude person
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    types:
    streaker
    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
  3. noun
    a painting of a naked human figure
    synonyms: nude painting
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    type of:
    painting, picture
    graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
  4. noun
    a statue of a naked human figure
    synonyms: nude sculpture, nude statue
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    type of:
    statue
    a sculpture representing a human or animal
  5. noun
    without clothing (especially in the phrase `in the nude')
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    type of:
    nakedness, nudeness, nudity
    the state of being without clothing or covering of any kind
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