World English Dictionary
nice (naɪs)
1.  pleasant or commendable: a nice day
2.  kind or friendly: a nice gesture of help
3.  good or satisfactory: they made a nice job of it
4.  subtle, delicate, or discriminating: a nice point in the argument
5.  precise; skilful: a nice fit
6.  rare fastidious; respectable: he was not too nice about his methods
7.  obsolete
 a.  foolish or ignorant
 b.  delicate
 c.  shy; modest
 d.  wanton
8.  nice and pleasingly: it's nice and cool
[C13 (originally: foolish): from Old French nice simple, silly, from Latin nescius ignorant, from nescīre to be ignorant; see nescience]

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