Santa Claus
noun Etymology: modification of Dutch Sinterklaas, alteration of Sint Nikolaas Saint Nicholas Date: 1773 a plump white-bearded and red-suited old man in modern folklore who delivers presents to good children at Christmastime — called also Santa

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  • Santa Claus — Santa Claus, GA U.S. city in Georgia Population (2000): 237 Housing Units (2000): 89 Land area (2000): 0.182698 sq. miles (0.473186 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.182698 sq. miles (0.473186 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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  • Santa Claus — 1773 (as St. A Claus, in New York Gazette ), Amer.Eng., from dialectal Du. Sante Klaas, from M.Du. Sinter Niklaas Saint Nicholas, bishop of Asia Minor who became a patron saint for children. Now a worldwide phenomenon (e.g. Japanese santakurosu) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Santa Claus — UK [ˈsæntə ˌklɔːz] / US [ˈsæntə ˌklɔz] or Santa UK [ˈsæntə] / US an imaginary man with a long white beard and a red suit who brings presents for children at Christmas …   English dictionary

  • Santa Claus — [ˈsæntə ˌklɔːz] or Santa [ˈsæntə] an imaginary man with a long white BEARD and a red suit who brings presents for children at Christmas Syn: Father Christmas …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Santa Claus — (also informal Santa) ► NOUN ▪ Father Christmas. ORIGIN originally a US usage: alteration of Dutch Sante Klaas St Nicholas …   English terms dictionary

  • Santa Claus — ☆ Santa Claus [san′tə klôz΄ ] n. [< Du dial. Sinterklaas, Sante Klaas < Sant Nikolaas, NICHOLAS2 Saint] Folklore a fat, white bearded, jolly old man in a red suit, who lives at the North Pole, makes toys for children, and distributes gifts… …   English World dictionary

  • Santa Claus — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Santa Claus », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Santa Claus est le nom de Saint Nicolas en …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Santa Claus — /san teuh klawz / a benevolent figure of legend, associated with Saint Nicholas, supposed to bring gifts to children on Christmas Eve. Also, Santa Klaus. [1765 75, Amer.; < D Sinterklaas, equiv. to sint SAINT + heer (MYN)HEER + Klaas, short for… …   Universalium

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