Nicholas: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (nik'u-lus, nik'lus), [key]
— n.
  1. 1401–1464, German cardinal, mathematician, and philosopher. German,
  2. 1856–1929, Russian general in World War I.
  3. fl. 4th centurya.d., bishop in Asia Minor: patron saint of Russia; protector of children and prototype of the legendary Santa Claus.
  4. a male given name: from Greek words meaning “victory” and “people.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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