Nudity, or nakedness, is the state of wearing no clothing.The deliberate and conscious wearing of clothing is a behavioural adaptation, which among all known extant and extinct animals is a uniquely human characteristic arising from functional needs such as protection from the elements. Protection from the elements includes the sun (for depigmented human populations) and cold temperatures after the loss of body hair and the migration of humans to colder regions (around 100,000 years ago) in which they had not evolved and thus lacked the necessary physical adaptations.
According to some researchers, wearing clothes may predate early human global migrations by an additional 70,000 years. In this case, the migrations were themselves facilitated by the innovation of clothing. It is believed that earlier species of archaic humans, including Homo neanderthalensis, Homo rhodesiensis, Homo heidelbergensis, and Homo antecessor, either were not able to create true clothing, or were not able to do it as well as Homo sapiens sapiens (anatomically modern humans). At most, as in the case of Homo neanderthalensis, they are believed to have worn only capes, if any coverings at all. This lack of behavioral adaptation, in turn, may have contributed to their eventual extinction during ancient climate changes when they may have succumbed to hypothermia, frostbite and other cold ailments.The amount of clothing worn depends on functional considerations, such as a need for warmth, as well as social circumstances. In some situations, a minimum amount of clothing or none at all may be considered socially acceptable, while in others much more clothing may be expected. Social considerations involve cultural issues of modesty, subjective decency and social norms, besides other considerations, and these may depend on the context. There may also be legal considerations.
Minimal; that is or are just sufficient.
“a bare majority”
“I do wonder why keeping my little breasts bare can be lewd even as none tells my brother anything for being bare-chested.”
Having no supplies.
“a room bare of furniture”
“The cupboard was bare.”
Having no decoration.
“The walls of this room are bare — why not hang some paintings on them?”
Having had what usually covers (something) removed.
“The trees were left bare after the swarm of locusts devoured all the leaves.”
A lot or lots of.
“It’s bare money to get in the club each time, man.”
With head uncovered; bareheaded.
Without anything to cover up or conceal one’s thoughts or actions; open to view; exposed.
Mere; without embellishment.
Threadbare, very worn.
“That pissed me off bare.”
“It’s taking bare time.”
Without a condom.
The surface, the (bare) skin.
Surface; body; substance.
That part of a roofing slate, shingle, tile, or metal plate, which is exposed to the weather.
To uncover; to reveal.
“She bared her teeth at him.”
Without clothing or other covering of the skin; without clothing on the genitals or female nipples.
“Why do you act so prudish whenever you see nude people?”
Of a color (such as beige or tan) that evokes bare flesh.
Not valid; void.
A painting, sculpture, photograph or other artwork or mass-media-reproduced image depicting one or more human figure(s) in a state of near or total undress.
“Michelangelo’s David is a well-known standing male nude; Michelangelo also created several other nudes.”
“Lexa sent me a nude last week.”
The state of total nudity.
“she caught him in the nude”
A color that resembles or evokes bare flesh; a paint, dye, etc. of such color.
(of a person or part of the body) not clothed or covered
“she padded in bare feet towards the door”
“he was bare from the waist up”
without the appropriate, usual, or natural covering
“leaf fall had left the trees bare”
without the appropriate or usual contents
“a bare cell with just a mattress”
devoid of; without
“the interior was bare of plaster”
unconcealed; without disguise
“an ordeal that would lay bare a troubled family background”
without addition; basic and simple
“he outlined the bare essentials of the story”
only just sufficient
“the bare minimum of furniture”
“a bare majority”
surprisingly small in number or amount
“all you need to get started with this program is a bare 10K bytes of memory”
uncover (a part of the body or other thing) and expose it to view
“he bared his chest to show his scar”
a large amount or number of
“my birthday’s on the 22nd—I’m gonna get bare cash”
“I’ve got bare work to do”
“you can’t promote your party all over Twitter and then get mad when bare people show up”
very; really (used as an intensifier)
“I’m in a bare good mood for once”
“you are bare lazy”