American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Santa Claus.
- n. A 4th century Greek bishop from Anatolia.
- n. The patron saint of children.
- n. The patron saint of the marines in the Orthodox tradition.
- n. The American, Latin American, and British variant of the European folk myth of Saint Nicholas, explaining the source of Christmas presents given to children on Christmas Day.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A Dutch saint, who was reputed to bring gifts to children on Christmas even, giving rise to the modern legend of
- n. the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
- n. a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)
“A few days later Saint Nicholas filled another purse with gold, and, as before, went by night to the nobleman's house, and tossed the purse through the open window.”
“Decapolite, Saint Nicholas the Studite, and Saint Ignatius the patriarch also sojourned there.”
“On December 8, I pronounced my final vows in the historic Saint Nicholas Abbey on the grounds of the Mother House in Angers.”
“BY WILLIAM S. WALSH [ADAPTED] WHEN Saint Nicholas was Bishop of Myra, there were among his people three beautiful maidens, daughters of a nobleman.”
“The first event occurred on December 8, 1956, in historic Saint Nicholas Abbey in Angers, France, when I pronounced my final vows.”
“One day Saint Nicholas heard of the sad state of this noble family.”
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