nook

play
noun \ˈnu̇k\

Definition of nook

  1. 1 chiefly Scotland :  a right-angled corner

  2. 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

  1. an old house full of nooks and crannies

  2. a cozy nook perfect for reading

  3. We found a shady nook under an old oak tree.

Origin and Etymology of nook

Middle English noke, nok


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Architecture Terms



NOOK Defined for English Language Learners

nook

play
noun \ˈnu̇k\

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

nook

play
noun \ˈnu̇k\

Definition of nook for Students

  1. 1 :  an inner corner <a chimney nook>

  2. 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>



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up nook? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a side road used to avoid a toll

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • snowflake-closeup
  • Which is a synonym of imprecate?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ