nook

noun
\ˈnu̇k \

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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Down the road at Scarecrow, it’s collection sprawls through two levels and fills various rooms and nooks. Ryan Blethen, The Seattle Times, "Seattle’s last 3 video rental stores strive to remain part of the neighborhood," 10 Sep. 2018 There are all kinds of nooks to enjoy your turmeric smoothie or macchiato in: near a fireplace in the cocktail lounge, in a book alcove overlooking the three-story atrium, or perched at a counter in a clean white cafe. Amy Thomas, New York Times, "36 Hours in Buffalo," 28 June 2018 Collecting litter When walking in a beautiful urban park in Richmond, Va., I was saddened by the piles of trash that had gathered in the nooks between large rocks on a river. Anna Marden, BostonGlobe.com, "5 tips for an eco-friendly road trip," 19 June 2018 The box in dispute is part of the Little Free Library movement started in 2009 by a Wisconsin man who built a book-sharing nook shaped like a one-room schoolhouse to honor his mother, a teacher. Stephen Hudak, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Oviedo HOA board opposed to Little Free Library resigns after outcry," 13 July 2018 At the opposite end of the gallery, the installation continues in the form of a nook snugly fit with a cardboard box, outfitted like a miniature home with a rug and fake plant. Leah Ollman, latimes.com, "In Shinique Smith's 'Refuge,' bits of past make for a compelling present," 3 July 2018 The room no longer feels like a toss-away space, but rather a nook where the cast of Riff welcomes and includes everyone who walks through the door. Steve Heisler, Chicago Reader, "The improv games at iO’s Riff turn into a goofy, full-fledged sing-along," 8 June 2018 Cinnamon Bay has ample sandy real estate, sky blue water, shady nooks under sea grape trees, and the best bodysurfing and people-watching on the island—which, though still recovering from the 2017 hurricane season, is open for business. The Editors, Outside Online, "North America's 16 Best, Most Overlooked Beaches," 1 June 2018 Window nooks offer an extra space for benches or side tables in each bedroom. Emma Austin, The Courier-Journal, "This modern Louisville-area farmhouse was designed with family in mind," 12 July 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

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

nook

noun
\ˈnu̇k \

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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