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nook

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noun \ˈnu̇k\

Simple Definition of nook

  • : a small space or corner that is inside something

  • : a part of a room (such as a corner) that is used for a specific purpose

  • : a quiet place that is sheltered by a tree, rock, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of nook

  1. 1 chiefly Scottish :  a right-angled corner

  2. 2 a :  an interior angle formed by two meeting walls b :  a secluded or sheltered place or part <searched every nook and cranny> c :  a small often recessed section of a larger room <a breakfast nook>

Examples of nook in a sentence

  1. an old house full of nooks and crannies

  2. a cozy nook perfect for reading

  3. We found a shady nook under an old oak tree.



Origin and Etymology of nook

Middle English noke, nok


First Known Use: 14th century

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NOOK Defined for Kids

nook

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noun \ˈnu̇k\

Definition of nook for Students

  1. 1 :  an inner corner <a chimney nook>

  2. 2 :  a sheltered or hidden place <Or she could crawl through the hedge and emerge in some sheltered garden nook where neither Mrs. Tifton nor anyone else would be likely to see her. — Jeanne Birdsall, The Penderwicks>




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