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San·ta Claus

 (săn′tə klôz′)
n.
The personification of the spirit of Christmas, usually represented as a jolly fat old man with a white beard and a red suit, who brings gifts to good children on Christmas Eve.

[Probably alteration of Dutch Sinterklaas, from Middle Dutch Sinterclaes, St. Nicholas : sint, saint (from Middle Dutch, from Old French saint; see saint) + heer, lord; see Mynheer + claes (short for Niclaes, Nicholas).]
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Santa Claus

(ˈsæntə ˌklɔːz)
n
(European Myth & Legend) the legendary patron saint of children, commonly identified with Saint Nicholas, who brings presents to children on Christmas Eve or, in some European countries, on Saint Nicholas' Day. Often shortened to: Santa Also called: Father Christmas
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San′ta Claus`

(or Klaus`)

(klɔz)
n.
a white-bearded, plump, red-suited, grandfatherly man of folklore who brings gifts to well-behaved children at Christmas.
[1765–75, Amer.; < Dutch Sinterklaas=sint saint + heer (Myn)heer + Klaas, short for Niklaas Nicholas1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Santa Claus - the legendary patron saint of childrenSanta Claus - the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
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Santa Claus

noun Father Christmas, Kriss Kringle (chiefly U.S.), Saint Nicholas, Old Saint Nick the danger that Santa Claus will get stuck down a chimney
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Translations
NikolausSantaclausophobieWeihnachtsmann
Jõuluvana
joulupukki
jólasveinninn
サンタクロース
Święty Mikołaj
Moş Crăciun
Božiček

Santa Claus

[ˌsæntəˈklɔːz] NPapá Noel m, San Nicolás m
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Santa Claus

[ˌsæntəˈklɔːz] nle Père Noël
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Santa Claus

[ˌsæntəˈklɔːz] nBabbo Natale
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