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 crannyc : 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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