Nicholas


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Nich·o·las

 (nĭk′ə-ləs), Saint Fourth century ad.
Bishop of Myra in Asia Minor who is often associated with Santa Claus and the custom of gift giving at Christmas.

Nicholas

(ˈnɪkələs)
n
(Biography) Saint. 4th-century ad bishop of Myra, in Asia Minor; patron saint of Russia and of children, sailors, merchants, and pawnbrokers. Feast day: Dec 6. See also Santa Claus

Nich•o•las1

(ˈnɪk ə ləs, ˈnɪk ləs)

n.
1. of Cusa, 1401–1464, German cardinal, mathematician, and philosopher.
2. Saint, fl. 4th century A.D., bishop in Asia Minor: patron saint of Russia; protector of children and prototype of Santa Claus.

Nich•o•las2

(ˈnɪk ə ləs, ˈnɪk ləs)
n.
1. Nicholas I, 1796–1855, czar of Russia 1825–55.
2. Nicholas II, 1868–1918, czar of Russia 1894–1917: executed 1918.
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Noun1.Nicholas - a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)Nicholas - a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)
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References in classic literature ?
Mr Squeers, being safely landed, left Nicholas and the boys standing with the luggage in the road, to amuse themselves by looking at the coach as it changed horses, while he ran into the tavern and went through the leg-stretching process at the bar.
said Nicholas, whom this piece of intelligence much astonished.
While the schoolmaster was uttering these and other impatient cries, Nicholas had time to observe that the school was a long, cold- looking house, one storey high, with a few straggling out-buildings behind, and a barn and stable adjoining.
By this time Mr Squeers had dismounted; and after ordering the boy to see to the pony, and to take care that he hadn't any more corn that night, he told Nicholas to wait at the front-door a minute while he went round and let him in.
A host of unpleasant misgivings, which had been crowding upon Nicholas during the whole journey, thronged into his mind with redoubled force when he was left alone.
Pending these little endearments, Nicholas had stood, awkwardly enough, in the middle of the room: not very well knowing whether he was expected to retire into the passage, or to remain where he was.
Oh,' replied Mrs Squeers, nodding her head at Nicholas, and eyeing him coldly from top to toe.
On the third day after Christmas Nicholas dined at home, a thing he had rarely done of late.
Nicholas understood that something must have happened between Sonya and Dolokhov before dinner, and with the kindly sensitiveness natural to him was very gentle and wary with them both at dinner.
Perhaps," coldly and angrily replied Dolokhov, glancing at Sonya, and, scowling, he gave Nicholas just such a look as he had given Pierre at the Club dinner.
There is something up," thought Nicholas, and he was further confirmed in this conclusion by the fact that Dolokhov left immediately after dinner.
Little as Nicholas had occupied himself with Sonya of late, something seemed to give way within him at this news.