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nude / n(y)oōd/ • adj. wearing no clothes; naked: a painting of a nude model. ∎  depicting or performed by naked people: he was asked to act in a frank nude scene. ∎  (esp. of hosiery) flesh-colored: black shoes with beige or nude stockings.• n. a naked human figure, typically as the subject of a painting, sculpture, or photograph: a study of a kneeling nude. ∎  (the nude) the representation of the naked human figure as a genre in art: the nude was regarded as the ultimate test of artistic skill. ∎  flesh color.PHRASES: in the nude in an unclothed state: I like to swim in the nude.