[ nik-uh-luhs, nik-luhs ]
/ ˈnɪk ə ləs, ˈnɪk ləs /
of Cu·sa [kyoo-zuh], /ˈkyu zə/, 1401–1464, German cardinal, mathematician, and philosopher.German Nikolaus von Cusa.
Grand Duke, 1856–1929, Russian general in World War I.
Saint, flourished 4th century a.d., bishop in Asia Minor: patron saint of Russia; protector of children and prototype of the legendary Santa Claus.
a male given name: from Greek words meaning “victory” and “people.”
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Example sentences from the Web for Nicholas
Saint-Nicholas des Champs deliberates on the veto and begs the Assembly to suspend its vote.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6)|Hippolyte A. Taine
She was standing at the angle of the terrace opposite the Church of Saint-Nicholas, and there feared no listeners.The Works of Honor de Balzac|Honor de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for Nicholas
/ (ˈnɪkələs) /
Saint. 4th-century ad bishop of Myra, in Asia Minor; patron saint of Russia and of children, sailors, merchants, and pawnbrokers. Feast day: Dec 6See also Santa Claus
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