Definition of Saint nicholas

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

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



2. Noun. The legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas.

Definition of Saint nicholas

1. Proper noun. A 4th century Greek bishop from Anatolia. ¹

2. Proper noun. The patron saint of children. ¹

3. Proper noun. The patron saint of the marines in the Orthodox tradition. ¹

4. Proper noun. The American, Latin American, and British variant of the European folk myth of Saint Nicholas, explaining the source of Christmas presents given to children on Christmas Day. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saint Nicholas

Saint Lawrence Seaway
Saint Louis
Saint Lucia
Saint Lucian
Saint Lucian Creole French
Saint Lucians
Saint Luke
Saint Maarten
Saint Mark
Saint Martin
Saint Martin's summer
Saint Mary
Saint Matthew
Saint Matthew the Apostle
Saint Monday
Saint Nicholas
Saint Nick
Saint Olaf
Saint Olav
Saint Paddy's
Saint Patrick
Saint Patrick's Day
Saint Paul
Saint Peter
Saint Peter's wreath
Saint Peter Port
Saint Peter the Apostle
Saint Petersburg
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Thomas

Literary usage of Saint nicholas

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Story of Santa Klaus: Told for Children of All Ages from Six to Sixty by William Shepard Walsh (1909)
"Amsterdam, one of many cities which claim saint nicholas as their patron saint, is especially wideawake. During the first week of December the ..."

2. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1857)
"He represented a Society, many of whose sons were united in lineage as they were by the ties of charity, with the Sons of Saint NICHOLAS. ..."

3. The Knickerbocker; Or, New York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew, Timothy Flint, Washington Irving (1847)
"As the chosen and official organ of the ' saint nicholas Society,' we proceed ... THE DAUGHTERS OF saint nicholas : Excluded by no Salic law from the only ..."

4. Readings in the History of Education: A Collection of Sources and Readings by Ellwood Patterson Cubberley (1920)
"School of the Guild of saint nicholas (Report of the Commissioner of Edward VI, Toulmin Smith, Ordinances of English Guilds, p. 105. ..."

5. Readings in the History of Education: A Collection of Sources and Readings by Ellwood Patterson Cubberley (1920)
"School of the Guild of saint nicholas (Report of the Commissioner of Edward VI, Toulmin Smith, Ordinances of English Guilds, p. 105. ..."

6. Readings in the History of Education: A Collection of Sources and Readings by Ellwood Patterson Cubberley (1920)
"School of the Guild of saint nicholas (Report of the Commissioner of Edward VI, Toulmin Smith, Ordinances of English Guilds, p. 105. ..."

7. The Camden Miscellany by Royal Historical Society (Great Britain), Camden Society (Great Britain) (1875)
"To whom she answered thus, ' Sir, I knowe no saint nicholas (said she) that came hither.' ' Yes (quoth Mallet), here was one that represented saint nicholas ..."

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