• WordNet 3.6
    • n Nike (Greek mythology) winged goddess of victory; identified with Roman Victoria
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bill Bowerman, the co-founder of the shoe company Nike, got his first shoe idea after staring at a waffle iron. This gave him the idea of using squared spikes to make the shoes lighter
    • n Nike In Greek myth, the goddess of victory, called by the Romans Victoria. She was regularly represented in ancient art as a winged maiden, usually as just alighting from flight, her most frequent attributes being a palm-branch in one hand and a garland in the other, or a fillet outstretched in both hands; sometimes she holds a herald's staff.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined
    • n Nike nī′kē the goddess of victory.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Immediately before its western front stood the little temple of Nike Apteros already mentioned.
"A Smaller History of Greece" by William Smith
Dion believed she did this because of their conversation near the Temple of Nike.
"In the Wilderness" by Robert Hichens
Above all, Nike hovers with the crown of victory.
"Serapis, Complete" by Georg Ebers
It stood opposite the Nike, 'on tiptoe for a flight.
"Elizabeth's Campaign" by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
The little temple of Nike Apteros has had, as Mr. Stillman reminds us, a destiny unique of its kind.
"Reviews" by Oscar Wilde
Headless, Nike of Samothrace is still symbolic of the glory of prevailing.
"Riviera Towns" by Herbert Adams Gibbons
Nike, the goddess of victory, was the daughter of the Titan Pallas, and of Styx, the presiding nymph of the river of that name in the lower world.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
The bas-reliefs of the temple of Nike Apteros have been associated with the peculiarities which characterize the productions of Scopas.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
To tell you the plain truth, I am waiting for Nike.
"Hypolympia" by Edmund Gosse
The little temple of Nike Apteros has had, as Mr. Stillman reminds us, a destiny unique of its kind.
"A Critic in Pall Mall" by Oscar Wilde

In poetry:

I imagine myself with a great public,
Mother of a white Nike and several bald-eyed Apollos.
Instead, the dead injure me with attentions, and nothing can happen.
Blank-faced and mum as a nurse.
"Barren Woman" by Sylvia Plath
I think of Achilles, Sappho, the Nike. I think of those mercenaries
who marched in the heart of Asia
And lived to salute the sea: the lean faces like lance-heads, the
grace of panthers. The dull welter of Asia.
"Hellenistics" by Robinson Jeffers

In news:

Nike's new form-fitting NFL jerseys make big guys feel tubby .
Nike has replaced Reebok as the supplier of NFL uniforms for the next five years.
They are 20 to 30 percent lighter, according to Nike, but when they get wet from rain or sweat, they also become a bit transparent.
Lance Armstrong, back when Nike trusted his word.
WR Uriah LeMay (Matthews, NC/Butler) highlights from his appearance at the Charlotte Nike Football Training Camp.
Ishod Wair discusses X Games, the new Nike video, skating Philly.
Receiver Jack Wangler (Warren, Mich./De La Salle Collegiate), talks with WolverineNation's Chantel Jennings at the Columbus Nike Football Training Camp.
Nike formed a partnership with DyeCoo Textile Systems, a Dutch company that has developed a way to dye fabric without water.
Nike, which sells both weightlifting shoes and belts, has "Nike Weightlifting Athletes," including two women, Natalie Burgener and Erin Wallace.
View full size Ross William Hamilton/The Oregonian New Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens talks with Nike founder Phil Knight near the end of the Ducks' football season opener at Autzen Stadium.
In an 80-foot billboard at 34th Street and 7th Avenue in Manhattan, Lance Armstrong and Nike challenge New Yorkers to 'Run Like Lance' in an Oct 2, 2006 file photo.
Nike teams with Boulder's TechStars on new Nike+ Accelerator program.
View full size London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, has appeared on one side of Olympic Summer Games medals nearly every four years since the 1896 games in Athens, Greece.
The side opposite Nike is left to the host organizing committee to design.
View full size Doug Beghtel/The Oregonian Oregon Ducks prospect Darren Carrington works out with the wide receivers at The Opening last week at Nike.