[nik-uh-luh s, nik-luh s] /ˈnɪk ə ləs, ˈnɪk ləs/
[kyoo-zuh] /ˈkyu zə/ (Show IPA), 1401–1464, German cardinal, mathematician, and philosopher.
German Nikolaus von Cusa.
Grand Duke, 1856–1929, Russian general in World War I.
Saint, flourished 4th century a.d, bishop in Asia Minor: patron saint of Russia; protector of children and prototype of the legendary Santa Claus.
a male given name: from Greek words meaning “victory” and “people.”.
Saint. 4th-century ad bishop of Myra, in Asia Minor; patron saint of Russia and of children, sailors, merchants, and pawnbrokers. Feast day: Dec 6 See also Santa Claus
masc. proper name, from French Nicolas, from Latin Nicholaus, Nicolaus, from Greek Nikholaos, literally “victory-people,” from nike “victory” (see Nike) + laos “people” (see lay (adj.)). The saint (obit. 326 C.E.) was a bishop of Myra in Lycia, patron of scholars, especially schoolboys. A popular given name in England in Middle Ages, as was the fem. form Nicolaa, corresponding to French Nicole. Colloquial Old Nick “the devil” is attested from 1640s, evidently from the proper name, but for no certain reason.
[French la grahnd shar-trœz] /French la grɑ̃d ʃarˈtrœz/ noun 1. the Carthusian monastery at Grenoble, France: the chief monastery of the Carthusians until 1903.
[grand, gran-dee, grahn-dey; Portuguese grahn-di] /grænd, ˈgræn di, ˈgrɑn deɪ; Portuguese ˈgrɑ̃ dɪ/ noun 1. Rio. . [luh grand] /lə ˈgrænd/ noun 1. a town in NE Oregon.
[gran dam, deym; French grahnd dam] /ˈgræn ˈdæm, ˈdeɪm; French grɑ̃d ˈdam/ noun, plural grandes dames [gran damz, deymz; French grahnd dam] /ˈgræn ˈdæmz, ˈdeɪmz; French grɑ̃d ˈdam/ (Show IPA) 1. a usually elderly woman of dignified or aristocratic bearing. 2. a woman who is the doyenne of a specific field: a grande dame of […]
[gran-dee] /grænˈdi/ noun 1. a man of high social position or eminence, especially a Spanish or Portuguese nobleman. /ɡrænˈdiː/ noun 1. a Spanish or Portuguese prince or nobleman of the highest rank 2. a man of great rank or eminence n. 1590s, from Spanish grande “nobleman of the first rank,” originally an adjective, “great,” from […]