nude

Definitions

  • Nude Study for 'Captive Andromache
    Nude Study for 'Captive Andromache
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj nude completely unclothed "bare bodies","naked from the waist up","a nude model"
    • n nude a painting of a naked human figure
    • n nude a statue of a naked human figure
    • n nude a naked person
    • n nude without clothing (especially in the phrase `in the nude') "they swam in the nude"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Castaways Travel, a Houston-area travel agency, offers an all-nude flight to Cancun Mexico. Once the plane reaches cruising altitude, you are allowed to take off all your clothes and roam about the cabin
    • Nude Bare; naked; unclothed; undraped; as, a nude statue.
    • Nude (Law) Naked; without consideration; void; as, a nude contract. See Nudum pactum.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bozeman, Montana, has a law that bans all sexual activity between members of the opposite sex in the front yard of a home after sundownif they're nude. (Apparently, if you wear socks, you're safe from the law!)
    • nude Naked; bare; uncovered; specifically, in art, undraped; not covered with drapery: as, a nude statue.
    • nude In law, naked; made without consideration: said of contracts and agreements in which a consideration is wholly lacking.
    • nude In botany and zoöl.:
    • nude Bare; destitute of leaves, hairs, bristles, feathers, scales, or other exterior outgrowth or covering.
    • nude 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.
    • nude Synonyms See list under naked.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Kentucky you need a license to walk around nude on your property.
    • adj Nude nūd naked: bare: without drapery, as a statue: void, as a contract
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Quotations

  • John Berger
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    “Nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display. The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress.”
  • Francis H. Bradley
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    “There are those who so dislike the nude that they find something indecent in the naked truth.”
  • Robert Bresson
    Robert Bresson
    “In the NUDE, all that is not beautiful is obscene.”
  • A. C. Swinburne
    A. C. Swinburne
    “We shift and bedeck and bedrape us, thou art noble and nude and antique.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. nudus,. See Naked
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. nudus, naked.

Usage

In literature:

Both men and women, except for a tiny strip of bark, were quite nude.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
Another story was, that he said we all ought to bathe together, regardless of sex, in a nude state.
"A California Girl" by Edward Eldridge
He heard a croak of alarm; then his fingers thumbed into bare flesh and slid up over a nude shoulder to the throat.
"Raiders Invisible" by Desmond Winter Hall
I have long since suspected that truth is not that beautiful nude young person one sees rising out of wells at Academy Exhibitions.
"Cleo The Magnificent" by Louis Zangwill
The figures are nude, and the only figure yet finished, that of the man, is spoken of as a model.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851" by Various
A tall stranger confronted him, a half-nude giant with bronzed skin and of solemn visage.
"Wanderer of Infinity" by Harl Vincent
We must go nude into the flames, so that they will bathe our whole bodies!
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
It was nor long before he lay on the cold slab, entirely nude.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
So much for the nude.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, September 1879" by Various
They would shrivel up in horror at a nude model.
"Amaryllis at the Fair" by Richard Jefferies
It represents a small full-length nude figure lying on white drapery by the sea-shore.
"Frederic Lord Leighton" by Ernest Rhys
The whole trend of life in the court of Mariana of Austria was opposed to the presentation of the nude in art.
"Velazquez" by S. L. Bensusan
Most of them were women, all nude and naively unconscious of any need of clothing.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
In the most vital writing, the thought is nude; the mind of the reader touches something alive and real.
"Whitman" by John Burroughs
Men and women, said Neroni; and he should have added men and women nude.
"Renaissance Fancies and Studies" by Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee)
Presently the door of the chapel opened and there came forth a tall negro, entirely nude, and bearing in his hand the sacrificial knife.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 5 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He fed you at his hospitable board; he would not suffer you to be de-nuded of the least trifle.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
My part as a half-nude god is most distasteful to me.
"The Scarlet Banner" by Felix Dahn
Her nude body glowed like marble in the dim light.
"Isle of the Undead" by Lloyd Arthur Eshbach
The basin contained the nude body of a man.
"The Crime of the Century" by Henry M. Hunt
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In poetry:

There is no bird half so harmless,
None so sweetly rude as you,
None so common and so charmless,
None of virtues nude as you.
"To A Sparrow" by Francis Ledwidge
She danced, near nude, to tom-tom beat,
With swaying arms and flying feet,
'Mid swirling spangles, gauze and lace,
Her all was dancing--save her face.
"Zalka Peetruza" by Raymond Garfield Dandridge
For there when Life and Death end their dark feud
And Hatred veils its ugliness so nude;
When man looks o'er the chaos vast and deep;
When o'er her broken idols Love doth weep:
"The Miracle of the Cross" by John William Streets
Long years ago she to our earth descended
From heaven's calm depths of shadowy air and cloud,
With youthful smile and crowned with fragrant roses,
Nude, lovely, of her sinless beauty proud.
"Poesy" by Semen Yakovlevich Nadson
A man was sitting on the bed,
And she was nudely on his knee. . . .
I saw her face drain white with dread,
I saw her lover madly flee. . . .
Oh how her blood is ruby red,
And I await the gallows tree
"Expectation" by Robert W Service
Now he will return to Rome slightly tired,
but delightfully tired from this journey,
full of days of enjoyment —
at the theaters, the gardens, the gymnasia…
evenings at cities of Achaia…
Ah the delight of nude bodies, above all…
"Nero's Term" by Constantine P Cavafy

In news:

Nude by Rihanna is sensual and provocative.
While it may be shocking, the practice of "sexting" - sending nude pictures via text message - is not unusual, especially for high schoolers around the country.
Beauty trends on the spring/summer 2009 runways showcased nude lip shades such as pinks and peaches, while the ever-popular smoky eye maintained its presence with a few minor changes.
A 52-year-old Wisconsin postal carrier is in trouble with police and his employer after he delivered the mail in the nude.
So whether you wanna go nude, hot pink or vibrant red, we've got your instant style guide.
Kids are posting all kinds of things online: from nude photos to fight videos.
Fittingly, the palette was all nude and black, which made for a show that was more sublime than spooky.
Rihanna, Grammy Award winning multi-platinum artist and cultural icon, will launch her third fragrance, Nude by Rihanna, on Black Friday at Macy's.
Professor's Nude Photos of MSU Students Stir Up Controversy.
The uncensored nude pictures of last weekend's streaker right on the front page of The East Carolinian, which is the ECU student run newspaper.
Hayden Panettiere Upstaged By Nude Streaker at MTV Europe Music Awards.
At the recent MTV Europe Music Awards, things took a turn for the nude soon after Hayden Panettiere stepped up to the podium to present for Best Song.
Why a UK Tabloid Asked an Intern and an Editor to Strip Down and Recreate Nude Prince Harry Photos.
Nude Artists Arrested on Wall Street.
A former Simley High School student teacher accused of sending a nude photo of herself to a 17-year-old male student earlier this year pleaded guilty Wednesday, Nov 28 to contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
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