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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 nice /ˈnaɪs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Nice a. [Compar. Nicer superl. Nicest.]
 1. Foolish; silly; simple; ignorant; also, weak; effeminate. [Obs.]
    But say that we ben wise and nothing nice.   --Chaucer.
 2. Of trifling moment; unimportant; trivial. [Obs.]
 The letter was not nice, but full of charge
 Of dear import.   --Shak.
 4. Overscrupulous or exacting; hard to please or satisfy; fastidious in small matters.
    Curious not knowing, not exact but nice.   --Pope.
 And to taste
 Think not I shall be nice.   --Milton.
 5. Delicate; refined; dainty; pure; -- of people.
    Dear love, continue nice and chaste.   --Donne.
    A nice and subtile happiness.   --Milton.
 6. Apprehending slight differences or delicate distinctions; distinguishing accurately or minutely; carefully discriminating; as, a nice taste or judgment; -- of people.  “Our author happy in a judge so nice.” --Pope.  Nice verbal criticism.” --Coleridge.
 7. Done or made with careful labor; suited to excite admiration on account of exactness; evidencing great skill; exact; fine; finished; as, nice proportions, nice workmanship, a nice application.
 8. Hence: Exactly or fastidiously discriminated; requiring close discrimination; fine; subtle; as, a nice point of law, a nice distinction in philosophy.
 The difference is too nice
 Where ends the virtue, or begins the vice.   --Pope.
 9. Pleasing; agreeable; gratifying; delightful; good; as, a nice party; a nice excursion; a nice day; a nice sauce, etc.; -- of events, actions, experiences.
 He's making a list, checking it twice.
 Gonna find out who's naughty or nice
 Santa Claus is coming to town.   --Song.
 To make nice of, to be scrupulous about. [Obs.]
 Syn: -- Dainty; delicate; exquisite; fine; subtle; accurate; exact; correct; precise; particular; pleasant; kind; scrupulous; punctilious; fastidious; squeamish; finical; effeminate; well-mannered; well-behaved.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance;
             "what a nice fellow you are and we all thought you so
             nasty"- George Meredith; "nice manners"; "a nice
             dress"; "a nice face"; "a nice day"; "had a nice time
             at the party"; "the corn and tomatoes are nice today"
             [ant: nasty]
      2: socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous;
         "from a decent family"; "a nice girl" [syn: decent]
      3: done with delicacy and skill; "a nice bit of craft"; "a job
         requiring nice measurements with a micrometer"; "a nice
         shot" [syn: skillful]
      4: excessively fastidious and easily disgusted; "too nice about
         his food to take to camp cooking"; "so squeamish he would
         only touch the toilet handle with his elbow" [syn: dainty,
          overnice, prissy, squeamish]
      5: noting distinctions with nicety; "a discriminating interior
         designer"; "a nice sense of color"; "a nice point in the
         argument" [syn: discriminate]
      6: exhibiting courtesy and politeness; "a nice gesture" [syn: courteous,
      n : a city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean; the
          leading resort on the French Riviera