Essential Meaning of nice
1 : giving pleasure or joy : good and enjoyable I hope you all had a nice time. What a nice [=pleasant] surprise! See More ExamplesIt's so nice to see you again. It's nice to be back home. It's nice to know that you're all right. It would be nice to try something different. We had a very nice dinner. It's supposed to be a nice day tomorrow. = The weather should be nice tomorrow. (US) Thank you. Have a nice day! [=goodbye] "Hello, my name is Sara." "It's nice to meet you, Sara." It's nice to see you, Luis. How have you been?
2 : attractive or of good quality nice restaurants a nice car/house See More ExamplesShe wears the nicest clothes. She looks nice. [=she is attractive] He looks nice in his new suit. It's a nice idea [=the idea is a good one], but I don't think it'll work.
3 : kind, polite, and friendly She is a really nice person. He's such a nice young man. See More ExamplesHe said some very nice things about you. It's nice of you to call. Try to be nice to each other, okay? That wasn't a very nice thing to do. How nice of you to remember my birthday! As they say, "Nice guys finish last." [=you must act in a selfish way if you want to win a competition]
Full Definition of nice
(Entry 1 of 3)
c : well-executed nice shot
3a : socially acceptable : well-bred from a nice family
4 : possessing, marked by, or demanding great or excessive precision (see precision entry 1 sense 2a) and delicacy nice measurements a nice distinction between these two words
b : exacting in requirements or standards : punctilious a nice code of honor
6 obsolete : trivial
Definition of nice (Entry 2 of 3)
: in a nice or pleasing way They plan to fix up the place real nice. He still had his bald spots, but the fur that he did have cleaned up nice.— Kate DiCamillo In fact, the action is part of what made the findings redundant. The action mattered because it has, for the past two years, forced Microsoft to play nice. [=to behave nicely; to be cooperative and unaggressive in dealing with others]— Gary Rivlin Bipartisanship may also be elusive if it means a hostile GOP majority has to play nice with a President it has tried to kick out of office.— Amy Borrus et al.
Definition of Nice (Entry 3 of 3)
city and port on the Mediterranean Sea in southeastern France population 343,304
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