Definition of NICHE

a hollowed-out space in a wall <statues of various saints occupy the niches lining the abbey's many corridors>
Synonyms alcove, nook, recess
a situation or activity for which a person or thing is best suited <after several false starts, she finally found her niche in the restaurant business>
Synonyms groove, place, slot
the place where a plant or animal is usually or naturally found <the platypus's niche is the waters of eastern Australia and Tasmania>

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