nook

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noun \ ˈnu̇k \

Definition of nook

1 chiefly Scotland :a right-angled corner
2 a :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

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.

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Origin and Etymology of nook

Middle English noke, nok

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NOOK Defined for English Language Learners

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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

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noun \ ˈnu̇k \

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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