Had a nice time; a nice person.
A nice dress; a nice face.
A nice gesture.
A nice distinction; a nice sense of style.
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.
A nice bit of craft.
Nice and warm.
It has been a damned nice thing - the nearest run thing you ever saw in your life.
The soup is nice and hot.
Is that your new car? Nice!
- to try to be friendly or cooperative
- altogether, in a pleasing wayLikes his tea nice and hot.
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
- 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.