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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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 If available, use the self-cleaning cycle on your appliance to ensure that every nook and cranny is touched. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean an Oven Quickly and Painlessly," 18 Dec. 2018 Staff in kimonos tuck each pair into bamboo and chestnut cubbies lining the long entryway, and guests walk barefoot into an almost achingly detailed interior, where tradition slips into every nook. Keith Flanagan, Condé Nast Traveler, "35 Best Hotels in Tokyo," 28 Feb. 2018 With a sleek desk, eye-catching wallpaper, DIY shelves, and a striking chandelier, a space of miscellaneous fashion finds revamps into a modern office nook. Lauren Sheffield, Harper's BAZAAR, "Watch a Closet Be Completely Transformed Into a Glamorous Office Space," 26 July 2018 In a nook towards the back wall sits a white bathtub rimmed with black tile. Louisville Courier Journal, The Courier-Journal, "Blast from the past: This Glenmary home is a collector's paradise," 28 June 2018 While boomers, who grew up amid post–World War II prosperity, were captivated by the idea of a getaway nook for the family, younger Americans are not as entranced. Chris Taylor, Fortune, "Why Your Summer House Could Be a Shaky Investment," 29 May 2018 Add a teahouse, waterfalls, bridges, ponds, paths and quiet nooks for sitting. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Beyond Chicago: 5 other Illinois cities to visit during this bicentennial year," 13 Apr. 2018 The room has a window seat tucked into a nook and two full-sized closets. Joan Walden, courant.com, "Property of the Week: 290 Mountain Spring Road, Farmington," 13 Apr. 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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