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Meaning of NUDE

Pronunciation:  nood

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a painting of a naked figure
  2. [n]  a naked person
  3. [n]  as in the phrase"They swam in the nude"
  4. [adj]  completely unclothed; "bare bodies"; "naked from the waste up"; "a nude model"

NUDE is a 4 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: au naturel(p), bare, naked, nude painting, nude person, unclothed
 See Also: human, individual, mortal, nakedness, nudeness, nudity, painting, person, picture, somebody, someone, soul, streaker



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nude\, a. [L. nudus. See {Naked}.]
1. Bare; naked; unclothed; undraped; as, a nude statue.

2. (Law) Naked; without consideration; void; as, a nude
   contract. See {Nudum pactum}. --Blackstone.

{The nude}, the undraped human figure in art. -- {Nude"ly},
   adv.- {Nude"ness}, n.

Computing Dictionary

Said of machines delivered without an operating system (compare bare metal). "We ordered 50 systems, but they all arrived nude, so we had to spend a an extra weekend with the installation tapes." This usage is a recent innovation reflecting the fact that most PC clones are now delivered with DOS or Microsoft Windows pre-installed at the factory. Other kinds of hardware are still normally delivered without OS, so this term is particular to PC support groups.

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