nude |njuːd| adjective - wearing no clothes; naked: a painting of a nude model. • [ attrib. ] depicting or performed by naked people: she won't do any nude scenes. of a pinkish-beige colour: nude tights. noun - a naked human figure, typically as the subject of a painting, sculpture, or photograph: a study of a kneeling nude. ORIGIN late Middle English (in the sense ‘plain, explicit’): from Latin nudus. The current sense is first found in noun use in the early 18th cent.