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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The Roomba 860 was designed with both carpets and hard floors in mind to loosen and lift away crumbs, pet hair, and whatever other particles that might be hiding in the nooks and crannies of your home. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "This top-rated robot vacuum is at its lowest price—for today only," 12 June 2019 However, the real bargain Saturday was that $10 bought 12 hours of nonstop new music performed inside the main hall as well as in Disney’s various nooks and crannies and its outside staircase, garden and amphitheater. Mark Swed, latimes.com, "Review: Why ‘Noon to Midnight’ is the new-music bargain that’s hard to beat," 3 June 2019 His bedroom was off the open kitchen, and the kids were tucked up under the rafters in a loft nook lined with hardcover comic books. Alexandra Marshall, Vogue, "What Does It Take to Stepmother a Pair of French Kids?," 17 May 2019 What remains is exceptionally porous, riddled with tunnels and nooks that act like magnets to grab dirt, oil and toxins. Laura Daily, The Seattle Times, "How charcoal escaped the grill and ended up in your bathroom," 12 Apr. 2019 In the kitchen space, Kurokawa sets up her station, a nook in between the fridges and the sink. Elyse Inamine, Bon Appetit, "The Mysterious World of Burrow, a Japanese Bakery Hiding In an Office Lobby," 13 June 2018 The Carrara marble counter extends into a breakfast bar, which occupies the space where a wall was removed; and just beyond, in the dining nook, sits a black-lacquered mid- century dining table from an Italian racetrack—another prized European find. Nick Sullivan, ELLE Decor, "A Snug New York Bachelor Pad Is Morphed Into a Swank and Spacious Home," 20 Nov. 2018 In a quiet nook in the small city of La Verne, small cottages topped with Spanish tile are spread across a sprawling green campus. Nina Agrawal, latimes.com, "Inside the California facilities holding children separated from their parents at the border," 23 June 2018 That bar is coolly located in a nook on the upper concourse in the southeast corner, with a view of the baseball field. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Paul Daugherty: Upstairs People rewarded with UC's Fifth Third Arena renovations," 17 June 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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