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Nice

[ nees ]
/ nis /
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noun

a port in and the capital of Alpes-Maritimes, in SE France, on the Mediterranean: resort.

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  • Nices distractions are too numerous to be mentioned in detail.

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British Dictionary definitions for nices (1 of 3)

nice

/ (naɪs) /

adjective

Derived Formsnicely, adverbniceness, nounnicish, adjective

Word Origin for nice

C13 (originally: foolish): from Old French nice simple, silly, from Latin nescius ignorant, from nescīre to be ignorant; see nescience

British Dictionary definitions for nices (2 of 3)

Nice

/ (French nis) /

noun

a city in SE France, on the Mediterranean: a leading resort of the French Riviera; founded by Phocaeans from Marseille in about the 3rd century bc . Pop: 342 738 (1999)

British Dictionary definitions for nices (3 of 3)

NICE

/ (naɪs) /

n acronym for

(in Britain) National Institute for Clinical Excellence: a body established in 1999 to provide authoritative guidance on current best practice in medicine and to promote high-quality cost-effective medical treatment in the NHS
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Word Origin and History for nices

nice


adj.
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Culture definitions for nices

Nice

[ (nees) ]

City in southeastern France on the Mediterranean Sea.

Note

Nice is the most famous resort of the French Riviera.
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