Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas
1. the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
Instance Hypernyms: ↑patron saint, ↑imaginary being, ↑imaginary creature
2. a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)
Syn: ↑Nicholas, ↑St. Nicholas
Instance Hypernyms: ↑bishop, ↑saint

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  • Saint Nicholas I —     Pope St. Nicholas I     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope St. Nicholas I     Born at Rome, date unknown; died 13 November, 867; one of the great popes of the Middle Ages, who exerted decisive influence upon the historical development of the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Saint Nicholas — Saint Nicholas, St Nicholas St. Nicholas, n. A Dutch saint, who was reputed to bring gifts to children on Christmas even, giving rise to the modern legend of {Santa Claus}. [PJC] {A Visit from St. Nicholas} The original name for a poem by Clement …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saint Nicholas — n. SANTA CLAUS: cf. NICHOLAS2 Saint: also Saint Nick * * * …   Universalium

  • Saint Nicholas — n. SANTA CLAUS: cf. NICHOLAS2 Saint: also Saint Nick …   English World dictionary

  • Saint Nicholas — This article is about the 4th century saint. For the popular figure in Western folk legend, see Santa Claus. For other uses, see Saint Nicholas (disambiguation). Saint Nicholas …   Wikipedia

  • Saint Nicholas — n. St. Nicholas, bishop in Asia Minor in the 4th century, patron saint of Russia, protector of children, figure associated with Santa Claus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Saint Nicholas — noun a) A 4th century Greek bishop from Anatolia. b) The patron saint of children. Syn: Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, Santa …   Wiktionary

  • Saint Nicholas Beach Apartments — (Дассия,Греция) Категория отеля: Адрес: Dassia, Дассия, 49100, Греция …   Каталог отелей

  • Saint Nicholas Plaza — (Бари,Италия) Категория отеля: Адрес: Strada Sagges 15, 70122 Бари, Италия …   Каталог отелей

  • Saint Nicholas Avenue (Manhattan) — Saint Nicholas Avenue is a major New York City street. It runs north south between 193rd Street and 111th Streets in the New York City borough of Manhattan. It goes through the neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Harlem. North of 169th Street …   Wikipedia

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