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Definition of nook

1 chiefly Scotland : a right-angled corner
2a : 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

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Examples of nook in a Sentence

an old house full of nooks and crannies a cozy nook perfect for reading We found a shady nook under an old oak tree.
Recent Examples on the Web Inspectors don’t always go over every nook and cranny of a home’s appliances. al, 16 May 2022 Inspectors don’t always go over every nook and cranny of a home’s appliances. Hunter Boyce, ajc, 13 May 2022 The Masters patrons filled in every nook and cranny around the 18th green, awaiting the appearance of the man in red. Paul Newberry,, 10 Apr. 2022 Why not lean into the Oscars’ mammoth reputation and fill every nook and cranny with something exciting? New York Times, 8 Dec. 2021 In this central Texas home, every nook and cranny was painted, renovated, or transformed by Brad and Holly Lauritzen. Kaylei Fear, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Nov. 2021 The students could peer inside every nook and cranny of the Colosseum, with a virtual gladiator powered by artificial intelligence on hand to answer questions. Sarah E. Needleman, WSJ, 7 Oct. 2021 This chair adds a comfortable place to sit in a sunroom or anywhere that gets plenty of light to instantly create an inviting reading nook or place to relax. Ariel Scotti,, 25 Apr. 2022 Adjacent to the lobby, this cheery nook offers approachable, continental cuisine and craft cocktails like the signature Project Cinderella, which stars Crater Lake Gin from Bend and apple brandy from Hood River’s Clear Creek Distillery. Katie Chang, Forbes, 28 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of nook

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for nook

Middle English noke, nok

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19 May 2022

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“Nook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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Kids Definition of nook

1 : an inner corner a chimney nook
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: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

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