The nude, the undraped human figure in art.

Nude"ly, adv.- Nude"ness, n.

(Nudge) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nudge ; p. pr. & vb. n. Nudging.] [Cf. Prov. G. knütschen to squeeze, pinch, E. Knock.] To touch gently, as with the elbow, in order to call attention or convey intimation.

(Nudge) n. A gentle push, or jog, as with the elbow.

(Nu`di*brach"i*ate) a. [L. nudus naked + brachium an arm.] (Zoöl.) Having tentacles without vibratile cilia. Carpenter.

(Nu"di*branch) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Nudibranchiata.n. One of the Nudibranchiata.

(||Nu`di*bran`chi*a"ta) n. pl. [NL. See Nude, and Branchia.] (Zoöl.) A division of opisthobranchiate mollusks, having no shell except while very young. The gills are naked and situated upon the back or sides. See Ceratobranchia.

(Nu`di*bran"chi*ate) a. & n. (Zoöl.) Same as Nudibranch.

(Nu"di*caul) a. [L. nudus naked + caulis stem.] (Bot.) Having the stems leafless.

(Nu`di*fi*ca"tion) n. [L. nudus naked + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See - fy.] The act of making nude.

(Nu"di*ty) n.; pl. Nudities [Cf. F. nudité .]

1. The quality or state of being nude; nakedness.

2. That which is nude or naked; naked part; undraped or unclothed portion; esp. (Fine Arts), the human figure represented unclothed; any representation of nakedness; — chiefly used in the plural and in a bad sense.

There are no such licenses permitted in poetry any more than in painting, to design and color obscene nudities.

Nudum pactum
(||Nu"dum pac"tum) [L., a nude pact.] (Law) A bare, naked contract, without any consideration. Tomlins.

Nucula to Numeric

(||Nu"cu*la) n. [L., little nut, dim. of nux, nucis, a nut.] (Zoöl.) A genus of small marine bivalve shells, having a pearly interior.

(Nu"cule) n. [L. nucula a small nut.] (Bot.) Same as Nutlet.

(Nu`cu*men*ta"ceous) a. (Bot.) See Nucamentaceous.

(Nu*da"tion) n. [L. nudatio, fr. nudare to make naked, fr. nudus naked. See Nude.] The act of stripping, or making bare or naked.

(Nud"dle) v. i. To walk quickly with the head bent forward; — often with along. [Prov. Eng.]

(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.

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