Origin of alcove
Examples from the Web for alcove
We then passed into a second garden, at the top of which is the alcove mentioned by Mrs. Hemans.
Hence it drove over and past their alcove and they remained dry.The Texan Star|Joseph A. Altsheler
When John returned to the door Brother Paul was standing by the alcove gazing with wet eyes on the text hanging above the bed.The Christian|Hall Caine
Uncle Henry said, and rolled back in the shadows of the alcove.The Bad Man|Charles Hanson Towne
Lying almost flat on the steep path, and drawing himself forward, he looked into "The Alcove."The Scouts of the Valley|Joseph A. Altsheler
British Dictionary definitions for alcove
Word Origin for alcove
Word Origin and History for alcove
1670s, "vaulted recess," from French alcôve (17c.), from Spanish alcoba, from Arabic al-qobbah "the vaulted chamber," from Semitic base q-b-b "to be bent, crooked, vaulted."