Saint Nicholas

Definitions of Saint Nicholas
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n a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)

Synonyms:
Nicholas, St. Nicholas
Example of:
bishop
a senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve Apostles of Christ
saint
a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization

n the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas

Synonyms:
Father Christmas, Kriss Kringle, Saint Nick, Santa, Santa Claus, St. Nick
Example of:
imaginary being, imaginary creature
a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction
patron saint
a saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation

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