Definition of “nice” - English Dictionary

“nice” in English

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uk /naɪs/ us /naɪs/

nice adjective (PLEASANT)

A1 pleasant, enjoyable, or satisfactory:

Did you have a nice trip?
Have a nice day/time!
This milk doesn't smell very nice.
Thanks for ringing - it's been nice talking to you.
nice and... B1 informal


This orange is nice and juicy.

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nice adjective (KIND)

A1 kind, friendly, or polite:

Jane's new boyfriend is a really nice guy.
I wish you'd be nice to your brother.
It was very nice of her to drive you home.
It's not nice to talk with your mouth full.

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(Definition of “nice” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“nice” in American English

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niceadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /nɑɪs/

nice adjective [ -er/-est only ] (PLEASANT)

pleasant, enjoyable, or satisfactory:

Have a nice day!
It was nice talking to you.
That’s a really nice restaurant.
She plans to start running more when the weather gets nicer.

nice adjective [ -er/-est only ] (KIND)

kind or friendly:

I wish you’d be nice to your brother.
He’s very smart, but he isn’t very nice.

(Definition of “nice” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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