Definition for "Nice"

Etymology

From Middle English nice, nyce, nys Old French nice, niche, nisce (“simple, foolish, ignorant”) Latin nescious (“ignorant, not knowing”); compare nescire (“to know not, be ignorant of”) ne (“not”) + scire (“to know”). Original usage: "A nice distinction", meaning a distinction so subtle it would only be made by the ignorant. Similar in meaning to the phrase "a moot point". The illogical association of "nice" with good feelings probably arose from the loss of the original meaning and a false interpretation of the word's usage.
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Nice - (Noun)

(n) Nice (a city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean; the leading resort on the French Riviera)
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Nice - (Adjective)

(adj) nice (pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance) "what a nice fellow you are and we all thought you so nasty"- George Meredith; "nice manners"; "a nice dress"; "a nice face"; "a nice day"; "had a nice time at the party"; "the corn and tomatoes are nice today"
decent, nice (socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous) "from a decent family"; "a nice girl"
skillful (done with delicacy and skill) "a nice bit of craft"; "a job requiring nice measurements with a micrometer"; "a nice shot"
squeamish (excessively fastidious and easily disgusted) "too nice about his food to take to camp cooking"; "so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow"
gracious, nice (exhibiting courtesy and politeness) "a nice gesture"
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Of a thing or person or event, pleasant, pretty.
  • When the party was nice, the party was jumpin' (Hey, Yippie, Yi, Yo)
  • And everybody havin' a ball (Hah, ho, Yippie Yi Yo)''
  • What a nice dress!
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  • What is a nice person like you doing in a place like this?
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  • "It's her own funeral, you know," said Sir Lulworth; "it's a nice point in etiquette how far one ought to show respect to one's own mortal remains."
  • Why it should have attained such longevity is a nice question.
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  • Fermat believed he had a nice proof of his theorem.
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  • "It has been a damned nice thing - the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life" -- The Duke of Wellington shortly after the Battle of Waterloo, 1815.
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colloquial With "and", excellent, pleasantly.
  • The soup is nice and hot.
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Nice - (Adverb)

colloquial Nicely.
  • Children, play nice.
  • He dresses real nice.
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Nice - (Interjection)

Used to signify a job well done.
  • Nice! I couldn't have done better.
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Nice - (General)

2. a city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean; the leading resort on the French Riviera
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3. pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance; "what a nice fellow you are and we all thought you so nasty"- George Meredith; "nice manners"; "a nice dress"; "a nice face"; "a nice day"; "had a nice time at the party"; "the corn and tomatoes are nice today"
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4. decent: socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous; "from a decent family"; "a nice girl"
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5. done with delicacy and skill; "a nice bit of craft"; "a job requiring nice measurements with a micrometer"; "a nice shot"
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6. dainty: excessively fastidious and easily disgusted; "too nice about his food to take to camp cooking"; "so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow"
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7. courteous: exhibiting courtesy and politeness; "a nice gesture"
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8. A Unix-like (sometimes shortened to UN*X or *nix to circumvent trademark issues) operating system is one that behaves in a manner similar to a Unix system, while not necessarily conforming to or being certified to any version of the Single UNIX Specification.
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9. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence or NICE is a special health authority of the National Health Service (NHS) in England and Wales. ...
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10. "Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy" is episode 1010 (#149) of Comedy Central's South Park. It originally aired on October 18, 2006.
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11. Nice (; ; Niçard Occitan: Niça [classical norm] or Nissa [nonstandard], Nizza or Nizza Marittima, Νίκαια, Latin: Nicaea) is a city in southern France on the Mediterranean coast. The city is nicknamed Nice la Belle (Nissa la Bella in Niçard), which means Nice the Beautiful.
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12. Nice. is the third North American album by J-pop group Puffy AmiYumi, released in 2003. (See 2003 in music). ...
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13. Nice is the seventh full-length studio album by Rollins Band, released in 2001, their first on Sanctuary Records. The band line-up was Henry Rollins fronting the blues rock band Mother Superior, whilst retaining the Rollins Band name.
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14. Nice was an indie rock band from Sydney, Australia. The band was fronted by Randall Lee formerly of The Cannanes and currently of Ashtray Boy and Suzannah Stewart-Lindsay, previously a member of the Adelaide based band, Rewind on the Paranoid Side. ...
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15. A nice biscuit is a coconut flavoured biscuit. It is thin, rectangular in shape, with rounded bumps on the edges, and lightly covered with a scattering of large sugar crystals, often with the word "NICE" imprinted on top in sans-serif capital letters. ...
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16. Nice is a 1994 studio album by the Australian band of the same name.
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17. Silly, ignorant; foolish. [14th-17th c.]; Particular in one's conduct; scrupulous, painstaking; choosy. [from 14th c.]; Particular as regards rules or qualities; strict. [16th-19th c.]; Showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment; subtle. [from 16th c. ...
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18. (nicely) Fastidiously; carefully; Pleasantly; satisfactorily
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19. Run a program with modified scheduling priority.
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20. The most important condition is that the strategy must be "nice", that is, it will not defect before its opponent does. Almost all of the top-scoring strategies were nice. Therefore a purely selfish strategy for purely selfish reasons will never hit its opponent first.
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21. Perhaps the most subjective keyword of all, for "exceptionally nice sequences."
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22. Do not use as a substitute for more exact words like attractive, modest, pleasant, kind, and so forth. Nice means "showing or marked by great precision and sensitive discernment (a nice distinction) or executed with delicacy, accuracy, or skill (a nice bit of craftsmanship)."
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23. A French girl can be a Nice, but never a nephew.
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24. [ nīss ] (comparative nic·er, superlative nic·est)
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25. maminakbun, gorritj-ja, no-gorritj-ja
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26. (exclamation) an exclamation of awe or approval; a response to favorable news. Synonyms: sweet, sick, dope, cool, awesome. Freq: extremely common. A: I got into Harvard Law. B: Nice!
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phonetic : /nēs/ http://www.gstatic.com/dictionary/static/sounds/de/0/!Nice.mp3
1. A resort city on the French Riviera, near the border with Italy; pop. 346,000
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phonetic : /nēs/ http://www.gstatic.com/dictionary/static/sounds/de/0/!Nice.mp3
1. A resort city on the French Riviera, near the border with Italy; pop. 346,000
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2. a city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean; the leading resort on the French Riviera
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3. pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance; "what a nice fellow you are and we all thought you so nasty"- George Meredith; "nice manners"; "a nice dress"; "a nice face"; "a nice day"; "had a nice time at the party"; "the corn and tomatoes are nice today"
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4. decent: socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous; "from a decent family"; "a nice girl"
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5. done with delicacy and skill; "a nice bit of craft"; "a job requiring nice measurements with a micrometer"; "a nice shot"
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6. dainty: excessively fastidious and easily disgusted; "too nice about his food to take to camp cooking"; "so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow"
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7. courteous: exhibiting courtesy and politeness; "a nice gesture"
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8. A Unix-like (sometimes shortened to UN*X or *nix to circumvent trademark issues) operating system is one that behaves in a manner similar to a Unix system, while not necessarily conforming to or being certified to any version of the Single UNIX Specification.
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9. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence or NICE is a special health authority of the National Health Service (NHS) in England and Wales. ...
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10. "Miss Teacher Bangs a Boy" is episode 1010 (#149) of Comedy Central's South Park. It originally aired on October 18, 2006.
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11. Nice (; ; Niçard Occitan: Niça [classical norm] or Nissa [nonstandard], Nizza or Nizza Marittima, Νίκαια, Latin: Nicaea) is a city in southern France on the Mediterranean coast. The city is nicknamed Nice la Belle (Nissa la Bella in Niçard), which means Nice the Beautiful.
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12. Nice. is the third North American album by J-pop group Puffy AmiYumi, released in 2003. (See 2003 in music). ...
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13. Nice is the seventh full-length studio album by Rollins Band, released in 2001, their first on Sanctuary Records. The band line-up was Henry Rollins fronting the blues rock band Mother Superior, whilst retaining the Rollins Band name.
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14. Nice was an indie rock band from Sydney, Australia. The band was fronted by Randall Lee formerly of The Cannanes and currently of Ashtray Boy and Suzannah Stewart-Lindsay, previously a member of the Adelaide based band, Rewind on the Paranoid Side. ...
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15. A nice biscuit is a coconut flavoured biscuit. It is thin, rectangular in shape, with rounded bumps on the edges, and lightly covered with a scattering of large sugar crystals, often with the word "NICE" imprinted on top in sans-serif capital letters. ...
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16. Nice is a 1994 studio album by the Australian band of the same name.
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17. Silly, ignorant; foolish. [14th-17th c.]; Particular in one's conduct; scrupulous, painstaking; choosy. [from 14th c.]; Particular as regards rules or qualities; strict. [16th-19th c.]; Showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment; subtle. [from 16th c. ...
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18. (nicely) Fastidiously; carefully; Pleasantly; satisfactorily
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19. Run a program with modified scheduling priority.
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20. The most important condition is that the strategy must be "nice", that is, it will not defect before its opponent does. Almost all of the top-scoring strategies were nice. Therefore a purely selfish strategy for purely selfish reasons will never hit its opponent first.
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21. Perhaps the most subjective keyword of all, for "exceptionally nice sequences."
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22. Do not use as a substitute for more exact words like attractive, modest, pleasant, kind, and so forth. Nice means "showing or marked by great precision and sensitive discernment (a nice distinction) or executed with delicacy, accuracy, or skill (a nice bit of craftsmanship)."
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23. A French girl can be a Nice, but never a nephew.
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24. [ nīss ] (comparative nic·er, superlative nic·est)
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25. maminakbun, gorritj-ja, no-gorritj-ja
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26. (exclamation) an exclamation of awe or approval; a response to favorable news. Synonyms: sweet, sick, dope, cool, awesome. Freq: extremely common. A: I got into Harvard Law. B: Nice!
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Pronunciation : IPA

  • /naɪs/
  • -aɪs
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Pronunciation : Audio

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