nice ( nicer comparative) ( nicest superlative )
1 adj If you say that something is nice, you mean that you find it attractive, pleasant, or enjoyable.
oft it v-link ADJ to-inf
I think silk ties can be quite nice..., It's nice to be here together again..., We had a nice meal with a bottle of champagne.
nicely adv ADV after v, ADV -ed/adj
He's just written a book, nicely illustrated and not too technical...
2 adj If you say that it is nice of someone to say or do something, you are saying that they are being kind and thoughtful. This is often used as a way of thanking someone.
it v-link ADJ of n to-inf, v-link ADJ of n
It's awfully nice of you to come all this way to see me..., `How are your boys?'—`How nice of you to ask.'...
3 adj If you say that someone is nice, you mean that you like them because they are friendly and pleasant., (Antonym: unpleasant)
He was a nice fellow, very quiet and courteous.
Mr Pearce was rather bowled over by his niceness, his concern and his ordinariness.
4 adj If you are niceto people, you are friendly, pleasant, or polite towards them.
v-link ADJ, oft ADJ to n
She met Mr and Mrs Ricciardi, who were very nice to her.
nicely adv ADV after v
He treated you very nicely and acted like a decent guy.
5 adj When the weather is nice, it is warm and pleasant.
He nodded to us and said, `Nice weather we're having.'
6 adj You can use nice to emphasize a particular quality that you like.
ADJ adj n, v-link ADJ and adj, ADJ and adv after v (emphasis)
With a nice dark colour, the wine is medium to full bodied..., Add the oats to thicken the mixture and stir until it is nice and creamy...
7 adj A nice point or distinction is very clear, precise, and based on good reasoning.
FORMAL Those are nice academic arguments, but what about the immediate future?
nicely adv ADV after v
I think this puts the problem very nicely.
8 adj You can use nice when you are greeting people. For example, you can say `Nice to meet you', `Nice to have met you', or `Nice to see you'.
it v-link ADJ to-inf (formulae)
Good morning. Nice to meet you and thanks for being with us this weekend..., `It's so nice to see you,' said Charles.
Someone who is nice-looking is physically attractive. adj
I saw this nice-looking man in a gray suit..., We got on very well and she was very nice-looking.