Nice meaning

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Pleasing and agreeable in nature.

Had a nice time; a nice person.

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Having a pleasant or attractive appearance.

A nice dress; a nice face.

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Exhibiting courtesy and politeness.

A nice gesture.

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Showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment; subtle.

A nice distinction; a nice sense of style.

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The definition of nice is someone who is pleasant or agreeable or something that is in good condition and that is pleasing.

An example of nice is a description for a person who is friendly and who everyone likes.

An example of nice is a sofa in good condition from a good store.

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Of good character and reputation; respectable.
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Overdelicate or fastidious; fussy.
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Done with delicacy and skill.

A nice bit of craft.

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Used as an intensive with and .

Nice and warm.

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(archaic) Difficult to please; fastidious; refined; scrupulous.
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Able to make fine or delicate distinctions.
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Well, pleasingly, attractively, etc.
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(place) Seaport & resort in SE France.
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(now rare) Particular in one's conduct; scrupulous, painstaking; choosy. [from 14th c.]
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1822, T. Creevey, Reminiscences, 28 Jul.

It has been a damned nice thing - the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life.

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Respectable; virtuous. [from 18th c.]

What is a nice person like you doing in a place like this?

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Pleasant, satisfactory. [from 18th c.]
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Of a person: friendly, attractive. [from 18th c.]
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With "and", having intensive effect: extremely. [from 18th c.]

The soup is nice and hot.

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(colloquial) Nicely.

Children, play nice.

He dresses real nice.

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Used to signify a job well done.

Nice! I couldn't have done better.

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Used to signify approval.

Is that your new car? Nice!

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(computing, Unix) To run a process with a specified (usually lower) priority.
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A city in southeast France on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, capital of the department of Alpes-Maritimes.
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Nice (pronounced /ni:s/ or /naɪs/) is also a family name found in the United Kingdom, U.S.A., and other western countries.
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A city of southeast France on the Mediterranean Sea northeast of Cannes. Controlled by various royal houses after the 1200s, the city was finally ceded to France in 1860. It is the leading resort city of the French Riviera.
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make nice
  • to try to be friendly or cooperative
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nice and
  • altogether, in a pleasing way
    Likes his tea nice and hot.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of nice

  • Middle English foolish from Old French from Latin nescius ignorant from nescīre to be ignorant nescience

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English nice, nyce, nys, from Old French nice, niche, nisce (“simple, foolish, ignorant"), from Latin nescius (“ignorant, not knowing"); compare nescire (“to know not, be ignorant of"), from ne (“not") + scire (“to know").

    From Wiktionary

  • Name of a Unix program used to invoke a script or program with a specified priority, with the implication that running at a lower priority is "nice" (kind, etc.) because it leaves more resources for others.

    From Wiktionary