HyperDic: saint_nicholas

English > 2 senses of the expression Saint Nicholas:
NOUNperson Saint Nicholas, Nicholas, St. Nicholasa bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)
person Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus, Santa, Kriss Kringle, Father Christmas, Saint Nick, St. Nickthe legendary patron saint of children
English > Saint Nicholas: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century).
SynonymsNicholas, St. Nicholas
Instance ofbishopA senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority
saintA person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
SpanishNicolás
CatalanMicolau, Nicholas, Nicolau
English > Saint Nicholas: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningThe legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas.
SynonymsSanta Claus, Santa, Kriss Kringle, Father Christmas, Saint Nick, St. Nick
Instance ofimaginary being, imaginary creatureA creature / creature of the imagination
patron saintA saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation
Spanishpapá noel, Santa Claus
CatalanPare Noel, Santa Claus, Santa, Sant Nicolau

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