verb (used with object), niched, nich·ing.
- niceno-constantinopolitan creed,
- niche market,
- nichiren buddhism,
- nicholas i
Origin of niche
Examples from the Web for niche
Not long ago, however, these outré components would have amounted to an interesting yet niche rap career.Future Makes Us Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew About Rap Artists|Luke Hopping|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nightlife (5%): Most exciting nightlife; most vibrant social scene (2.5% each, Niche).
Activities and clubs (5%): Student clubs and organizations nbsp;(2.5%, U.S. News); best student centers (2.5%, Niche).
The Source was initially created to help serve that niche, covering the industry with commentary, reviews, and reported features.It Was All a Dream: Drama, Bullshit, and the Rebirth of The Source Magazine|Alex Suskind|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I sort of got lucky in that I was able to carve a niche for myself.Juliette Lewis on Hollywood, Why the MSM Hates Scientology, and Masturbating to George Clooney|Marlow Stern|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The silk curtain which covered the niche was hitched upon some ornamental moulding, and hung down in picturesque folds.Tales From Jkai|Mr Jkai
A niche contrived in the further wall of the naos acted the part of a secos.A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2)|Georges Perrot
At its foot was a niche in the rock, above which a rose light burned dimly.The People of the Crater|Andrew North
Against the door, in a niche, was a figure of the Virgin in stone.Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete|Gilbert Parker
It's quite on the cards that she may have a niche in history.Black Oxen|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Word Origin for niche
1610s, "shallow recess in a wall," from French niche "recess (for a dog), kennel" (14c.), perhaps from Italian nicchia "niche, nook," from nicchio "seashell," said by Klein and Barnhart to be probably from Latin mitulus "mussel," but the change of -m- to -n- is not explained. Watkins suggests that the word is from an Old French noun derived from nichier "to nestle, nest, build a nest," via Gallo-Romance *nidicare from Latin nidus "nest;" but that has difficulties, too. Figurative sense is first recorded 1725. Biological use dates from 1927.