Definition of Nicholas

1. Noun. A bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century).

Exact synonyms: Saint Nicholas, St. Nicholas
Generic synonyms: Bishop, Saint

Definition of Nicholas

1. Proper noun. (Ancient Greek male given name). Best known for a legendary St. Nicholas, associated with Father Christmas. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname patronymic from=given names) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nicholas

Nicaragua wood
Nicaraguan Sign Language
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Nicaraguan monetary unit
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Niccolo Paganini
Nicene Creed
Nicene Faith
Nicholas (current term)
Nicholas I
Nicholas II
Nicholas Vachel Lindsay
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Literary usage of Nicholas

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1894)
"It is quite apparent, however, that Nicholas •was not taken into confidence, and was overshadowed by Hyde (ib. pp. 141-235), who during Nicholas's long ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"On 24 April Nicholas was elected pope, and on the same day was consecrated ... Pope Nicholas appeared as a conscientious representative of the Roman Primacy ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Having given himself wholly to God, Nicholas made a pilgrimage to Palestine, and in his voyaging miraculously stilled a storm by his prayers. ..."

4. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"And to hire husbond bad hire for to sey, If that he axed after Nicholas, She shuld say, she n'iste not wher he was ; Of all the day she saw him not with eye ..."

5. Publications by Musical Antiquarian Society (1846)
"Nicholas TOOLEY. In the biography of Nicholas Tooley a difficulty presents itself in the outset, and continues through the whole of his career, arising from ..."

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