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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Nice  \Nice\,  a.  [Compar.  {Nicer};  superl.  {Nicest}.]  [OE., 
  foolish,  fr  OF  nice  ignorant,  fool,  fr  L.  nescius 
  ignorant;  ne  not  +  scius  knowing,  scire  to  know  perhaps 
  influenced  by  E.  nesh  delicate,  soft.  See  {No},  and 
  {Science}.] 
  1.  Foolish;  silly;  simple;  ignorant;  also  weak;  effeminate. 
  [Obs.]  --Gower. 
 
  But  say  that  we  ben  wise  and  nothing  nice. 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  Of  trifling  moment;  nimportant;  trivial.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  letter  was  not  nice,  but  full  of  charge  Of  dear 
  import.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Overscrupulous  or  exacting;  hard  to  please  or  satisfy; 
  fastidious  in  small  matters. 
 
  Curious  not  knowing,  not  exact  but  nice.  --Pope. 
 
  And  to  taste  Think  not  I  shall  be  nice.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  Delicate;  refined;  dainty;  pure. 
 
  Dear  love,  continue  nice  and  chaste.  --Donne. 
 
  A  nice  and  subtile  happiness.  --Milton. 
 
  5.  Apprehending  slight  differences  or  delicate  distinctions; 
  distinguishing  accurately  or  minutely;  carefully 
  discriminating;  as  a  nice  taste  or  judgment.  ``Our  author 
  happy  in  a  judge  so  nice.''  --Pope.  ``Nice  verbal 
  criticism.''  --Coleridge. 
 
  6.  Done  or  made  with  careful  labor;  suited  to  excite 
  admiration  on  account  of  exactness;  evidencing  great 
  skill;  exact;  fine;  finished;  as  nice  proportions,  nice 
  workmanship,  a  nice  application;  exactly  or  fastidiously 
  discriminated;  requiring  close  discrimination;  as  a  nice 
  point  of  law,  a  nice  distinction  in  philosophy. 
 
  The  difference  is  too  nice  Where  ends  the  virtue,  or 
  begins  the  vice.  --Pope. 
 
  7.  Pleasing;  agreeable;  gratifying;  delightful;  good;  as  a 
  nice  party;  a  nice  excursion;  a  nice  person;  a  nice  day  a 
  nice  sauce,  etc  [Loosely  &  Colloquially] 
 
  {To  make  nice  of},  to  be  scrupulous  about  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Dainty;  delicate;  exquisite;  fine;  accurate;  exact; 
  correct;  precise;  particular;  scrupulous;  punctilious; 
  fastidious;  squeamish;  finical;  effeminate;  silly. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  nice 
  adj  1:  pleasant  or  pleasing  or  agreeable  in  nature  or  appearance; 
  "what  a  nice  fellow  you  are  and  we  all  thought  you  so 
  nasty"-  George  Meredith;  "nice  manners";  "a  nice 
  dress";  "a  nice  face";  "a  nice  day";  "had  a  nice  time 
  at  the  party";  "the  corn  and  tomatoes  are  nice  today" 
  [ant:  {nasty}] 
  2:  socially  or  conventionally  correct;  refined  or  virtuous; 
  "from  a  decent  family";  "a  nice  girl"  [syn:  {decent}] 
  3:  done  with  delicacy  and  skill;  "a  nice  bit  of  craft";  "a  job 
  requiring  nice  measurements  with  a  micrometer";  "a  nice 
  shot"  [syn:  {skillful}] 
  4:  excessively  fastidious  and  easily  disgusted;  "too  nice  about 
  his  food  to  take  to  camp  cooking";  "so  squeamish  he  would 
  only  touch  the  toilet  handle  with  his  elbow"  [syn:  {dainty}, 
  {overnice},  {prissy},  {squeamish}] 
  5:  noting  distinctions  with  nicety;  "a  discriminating  interior 
  designer";  "a  nice  sense  of  color";  "a  nice  point  in  the 
  argument"  [syn:  {discriminate}] 
  6:  exhibiting  courtesy  and  politeness;  "a  nice  gesture"  [syn:  {courteous}, 
  {gracious}] 
  n  :  a  city  in  southeastern  France  on  the  Mediterranean;  the 
  leading  resort  on  the  French  Riviera  [syn:  {Nice}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Nice,  CA  (CDP,  FIPS  51294) 
  Location:  39.12528  N,  122.85051  W 
  Population  (1990):  2126  (1315  housing  units) 
  Area:  5.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  95464 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  NICE 
 
  The  {Nonprofit  International  Consortium  for  Eiffel}. 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  NICE 
  Network  Information  and  Control  Exchange  (DECNET) 
 
 




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