Definition of nook
1 chiefly Scotland : a right-angled corner
2a : an interior angle formed by two meeting wallsb : a secluded or sheltered place or part searched every nook and crannyc : a small often recessed section of a larger room a breakfast nook
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 of nook from the Web
Sitting south of the River Thames, the bustling London Bridge area is popular with tourists and locals who adore its nooks and crannies, its restaurants and pubs, its elegant riverside walk.
On the main floor, the foyer flows into the master suite, and a hallway nook set up as music room could be a home office, Mire said.
Think about all the different shades that are in the nooks and crannies of a Mojave desert landscape.
The kitchen flows directly into a quaint breakfast nook and a comfortable family room featuring a striking floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and shuttered windows streaming natural light throughout the room.
Before dining at the latter, enjoy cocktails in the second-floor Ibiza Bar or sip surrounded by Southwestern art in one of the private nooks off the first floor lobby (the stained glass screen is especially noteworthy).
The OCMA building itself plays a role in the architectural theme, with artwork built into nearly every nook and cranny in the facility.
Hike, bike, or ride a horse on their 90 miles of trails to one of the many private natural nooks on the property; seek out Secret Pools and Falls, an unforgettable spot draped in orchids and palmetto palms.
Easily digs out long grassy weeds from tight nooks and crannies.
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Origin and Etymology of nook
Middle English noke, nok
First Known Use: 14th century
NOOK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nook for English Language Learners
: 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.
NOOK Defined for Kids
Definition of nook for Students
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
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