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Nice (, French pronunciation: ​[nis]; Niçard Occitan: Niça, classical norm, or Nissa, nonstandard, pronounced [ˈnisa]; Italian: Nizza [ˈnittsa]; Greek: Νίκαια; Latin: Nicaea) is the fifth most populous city in France and the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes département. The metropolitan area of Nice extends beyond the administrative city limits, with a population of about 1 million on an area of 721 km2 (278 sq mi). Located in the French Riviera, on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, at the foot of the Alps, Nice is the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast and the second-largest city in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region after Marseille. Nice is about 13 kilometres (8 miles) from the principality of Monaco, and its airport is a gateway to the principality as well. The city is nicknamed Nice la Belle (Nissa La Bella in Niçard), which means Nice the Beautiful, which is also the title of the unofficial anthem of Nice, written by Menica Rondelly in 1912. The area of today's Nice contains Terra Amata, an archaeological site which displays evidence of a very early use of fire. Around 350 BC, Greeks of Marseille founded a permanent settlement and called it Nikaia, after Nike, the goddess of victory. Through the ages, the town has changed hands many times. Its strategic location and port significantly contributed to its maritime strength. For centuries it was a dominion of Savoy, and was then part of France between 1792 and 1815, when it was returned to Piedmont-Sardinia until its re-annexation by France in 1860. The natural environment of the Nice area and its mild Mediterranean climate came to the attention of the English upper classes in the second half of the 18th century, when an increasing number of aristocratic families took to spending their winters there. The city's main seaside promenade, the Promenade des Anglais ("Walkway of the English") owes its name to visitors to the resort. The clear air and soft light have particularly appealed to notable painters, such as Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Niki de Saint Phalle and Arman. Their work is commemorated in many of the city's museums, including Musée Marc Chagall, Musée Matisse and Musée des Beaux-Arts. Nice has the second largest hotel capacity in the country and it is one of its most visited cities, receiving 4 million tourists every year. It also has the third busiest airport in France, after the two main Parisian ones. It is the historical capital city of the County of Nice (Comté de Nice)..

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Definitions of "nice"

  • Pleasing and agreeable in nature: had a nice time. adjective
  • Having a pleasant or attractive appearance: a nice dress; a nice face. adjective
  • Exhibiting courtesy and politeness: a nice gesture. adjective
  • Of good character and reputation; respectable. adjective
  • Overdelicate or fastidious; fussy. adjective
  • Showing or requiring great precision or sensitive discernment; subtle: a nice distinction; a nice sense of style. adjective
  • Done with delicacy and skill: a nice bit of craft. adjective
  • Used as an intensive with and: nice and warm. adjective
  • Obsolete Wanton; profligate: "For when mine hours/Were nice and lucky, men did ransom lives/Of me for jests” ( Shakespeare). adjective
  • Obsolete Affectedly modest; coy: "Ere . . . /The nice Morn on th' Indian steep,/From her cabin'd loop-hole peep” ( John Milton). adjective
  • Nicely. adverb
  • Used to signify a job well done. interjection
  • Used to signify approval. interjection
  • To run a process with a specified (usually lower) priority. verb
  • Foolish; silly; simple; ignorant; also, weak; effeminate. adjective
  • Of trifling moment; unimportant; trivial. adjective
  • Overscrupulous or exacting; hard to please or satisfy; fastidious in small matters. adjective
  • Delicate; refined; dainty; pure. adjective
  • Apprehending slight differences or delicate distinctions; distinguishing accurately or minutely; carefully discriminating. adjective

The word "nice" in example sentences

Bold is like any other BlackBerry except is has nice speakers..oohhhh…..nice speakers, who cares!. [Leaked Verizon document hints at release dates for Blackberry Storm and HTC Touch Diamond « Boy Genius Report]

Hey cake luks so nice wish i can hv one..nice blog u have... [A very late entry: Coffee cake]

Ashwini..nice ideas and thanks for link they are really usefula nd attractive to food lovers at any party.thanks for sharing nice recipe and tips. [Three mice & Radish Raita]

"It'll be nice for you, too," said Mrs. Banks, with a side glance at the housekeeper; "you'll have somebody to look after you and take an interest in you, and strangers can't be expected to do that even if they're _nice_.". [A Master Of Craft]

Find a nice girl -- of course a _nice_ girl -- with a fortune large enough to put you back in your proper sphere; and it doesn't matter about me.. [Marriage à la mode]

"O papa! it has been such a nice, _nice_ evening!" she said, as she bade him good-night; "so like the dear old times I used to have with Miss Rose, only --". [Elsie Dinsmore]

"O papa! such a nice, _nice_ home as you have made for us!" exclaimed. [Elsie's Kith and Kin]

I know that the nice value of a process is basically it's priority and I think a high nice% means the CPU time is taken running task (s) with high nice value (low priority).. [LinuxQuestions.org]

pear, almond & yogurt..nice combination & healthy too.. nice photos... [Pear and Almond Yogurt Cake (Low-Fat Snack Cake)]

p.s. nice article in Sept. RT mag..nice surprise for me to see you featured in it.. [Ann Aguirre » Blog Archive » Feliz Cumpleaños, Ann.]

nice way to use up the ladoos..nice entyr for the event too... [Boondi Ki Kheer]

"Oh!" she cried, "how nice, _nice_ it will be to have a home of our very own, and our father with us all the time!. [Elsie's Kith and Kin]

"I don't believe that's elegant, mamma," said Etty demurely; "and there isn't Tom, Dick, nor Harry; only Dakie Thayne, and that nice, _nice_. [A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life.]

I sort of got what he meant but the word nice threw me.. [Don't Fill Up on the Antipasto]

The word nice derives from the Latin word meaning ignorant, and, up until the 20th century, was commonly used to mean foolish.. [oh dear dear me]

There is a problem of perception here, and the biases we bring to the word "nice," such as being compliant and eager to please.. [Birute Regine: On Being 'Nice']

Nice Translates

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s. hoş, cazip; iyi, mükemmel; nazik; latif, tatlı; ince; dakik. nice and iyice, sevindirici bir derecede. nice and brown iyice pişirilmiş; iyice yanmış. nicely z. iyi bir tarzda, latifçe, güzel bir şekilde. niceness i. incelik, dakik olma.s. hoş, cazip; iyi, mükemmel; nazik; latif, tatlı; ince; dakik. nice and iyice, sevindirici bir derecede. nice and brown iyice pişirilmiş; iyice yanmış. nicely z. iyi bir tarzda, latifçe, güzel bir şekilde. niceness i. incelik, dakik olma.

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2019-01-09

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2019-01-09

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