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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century);
[syn: Nicholas, Saint Nicholas, St. Nicholas]

2. the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas;
[syn: Santa Claus, Santa, Kriss Kringle, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, St. Nick]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Saint Nicholas \Saint Nicholas\, St Nicholas \St. Nicholas\, n. A Dutch saint, who was reputed to bring gifts to children on Christmas even, giving rise to the modern legend of Santa Claus. [PJC] A Visit from St. Nicholas The original name for a poem by Clement Clarke Moore, popularly called titled The Night Before Christmans. It is a popular poem with the theme of St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) coming to bring gifts to children on Christmans eve. See Night Before Christmas in the vocabulary. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Saint Nicholas n 1: a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century) [syn: Nicholas, Saint Nicholas, St. Nicholas] 2: the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas [syn: Santa Claus, Santa, Kriss Kringle, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, St. Nick]