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 cranny>c : 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.
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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