nook

noun
\ ˈnu̇k How to pronounce nook (audio) \

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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Synonyms for nook

Synonyms

alcove, niche, recess

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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.
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Thoroughly vacuum the premises, paying careful attention to any nook and cranny that may conceal a bedbug. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get Rid of Bedbugs Once and For All," 6 Nov. 2018 The private master suite has its own spa bath, and a sleek kitchen with marble countertops and a breakfast nook sits nearby. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "Moby’s midcentury gem outside NYC hits the market for $1.3M," 24 July 2018 From the breakfast nook—a cozy-yet-modern spot designed for celebrating the author's favorite meal of the day—to the outdoor area, every space was examined from all angles...including the lens of a cell phone camera. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "Garance Doré’s House is About to Be the Hottest Thing on Instagram," 13 Mar. 2019 Upon entering guests are enfolded into a canopy of trees that were collected from the property and the artistry of stonework of the massive two-sided, wood burning fireplace provides cozy nooks while nestled in bed or on the living room sofa. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "The Best Room At... Winvian Farm," 19 Feb. 2019 Create an eat-in nook with the INGATORP table so that the family can easily taste test. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, "Your Style," 11 Feb. 2019 Joanna incorporated many of her signature touches throughout each nook. Megan Stein, Country Living, "You Can Buy This Brand-New Farmhouse Designed by Joanna Gaines," 22 Jan. 2019 The dining nook’s midcentury table is Italian, the 18th-century armchair is French, the stools are by Gabriel Scott, and the pendant is by Marcel Wanders for Flos. Nick Sullivan, ELLE Decor, "A Snug New York Bachelor Pad Is Morphed Into a Swank and Spacious Home," 20 Nov. 2018 Android 9 Pie, thoroughly reviewed Every year, Google releases a new version of Android, and every year, Ron Amadeo pokes around in every last nook and cranny of the mobile OS. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "The 20 most-popular stories of 2018," 25 Dec. 2018

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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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nook

noun

English Language Learners 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
literary : a quiet place that is sheltered by a tree, rock, etc.

nook

noun
\ ˈnu̇k How to pronounce nook (audio) \

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

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