nook

noun
\ ˈnu̇k \

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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Still others nestle in nooks and crannies, Easter egg-style. Al Kemp, The Seattle Times, "How I came to grips with a downsized Christmas," 12 Dec. 2018 Two inset nooks were slathered in bright, luxe wallpaper. Jennifer Blaise Kramer, House Beautiful, "How Pops Of Color Transformed These Classic White Rooms," 17 Dec. 2018 Creating this perfect nook wasn't without its struggles, though. Katelyn Chef, Teen Vogue, "This LSU Dorm Room Decor Features a Loft Bed Living Room," 20 Aug. 2018 There are many interesting nooks and crannies to this data set. Alvin Chang, Vox, "We analyzed every QAnon post on Reddit. Here’s who QAnon supporters actually are.," 8 Aug. 2018 Our favorite feature is a small nook carved out of the curved facade—an unexpected quiet moment in an unorthodox design. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "This concrete house curves on both sides to form a ‘hug’," 6 June 2018 Books are shiny and new at Cedar-Fairmount’s whimsical little nook. cleveland.com, "16 great independent bookstores in Greater Cleveland and beyond," 25 Apr. 2018 For generations of Americans, working for a state or local government — as a teacher, firefighter, bus driver or nurse — provided a comfortable nook in the middle class. Author: Patricia Cohen, Robert Gebeloff, Anchorage Daily News, "Public servants are losing their foothold in the U.S. middle class," 23 Apr. 2018 There's also a nook where Melania Trump and other officials will take turns reading books and a station for kids to make greeting cards for U.S. troops. NBC News, "White House hosts annual Easter Egg Roll," 2 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

: a quiet place that is sheltered by a tree, rock, etc.

nook

noun
\ ˈnu̇k \

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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