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.
Recent Examples of nook from the Web
Hanging love seats in shades of marigold and blue enliven outdoor nooks, geometric planters offer a pop of greenery, and weathered steel or concrete fire pits keep you toasty long after the sun goes down.
The cottage has been turned into a little children's museum, with old-time costumes, interactive educational games, old-fashioned toys on exhibit, a craft table and a reading nook.
Ever elusive, octopuses are a common sight in the nooks and crannies of the forest.
Journalists see themselves — and the Left flatteringly sees them — as warriors for truth, exposing light in every dark nook and cranny of the Trump administration.
There, fix a cocktail at the wet bar, relax on a private balcony or scratch some poetry out in the office and a window walled viewing nook.
A damp microfiber cloth should be enough to take care of most of the dirt on your phone—fortunately, a lot of handsets are now waterproof, making your job easier—but some cotton buds can dig out dirt from nooks and crannies.
Housed in the former Grape Smuggler Bar is Crackheads, a breakfast nook that will serve an all-day build-your-own cereal bowl bar, breakfast sandwiches and a Pop-Tart station.
But as much as Hidalgo knows about every nook and cranny of the Star Wars universe, he and Lucasfilm did not reveal any extra details about Benicio Del Toro’s enigmatic character—not even his name.
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Origin and Etymology of nook
Middle English noke, nok
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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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