verb (used with object), niched, nich·ing.
Origin of niche
Examples from the Web for niched
Once the outer doors were sealed, entrance was doubtless by way of the niched vertical stairways in front of each room.Aztec Ruins National Monument--New Mexico|John M. Corbett
Here Mrs. Morley, joined by the American poet, came to the corner in which the Englishman and the singer had niched themselves.The Parisians, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The W. window is good, and is surmounted by a niched dragon, which has lost its companion, St George.Somerset|G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
Charles niched himself into a corner of the sofa upon which the gentlemen were sitting, and grew very attentive.Tales And Novels, Volume 1 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
Miss Fosbrook must first look up there, high upon the side of the house, niched behind that thick stem of the vine.The Stokesley Secret|Charlotte M. Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for niched
Word Origin for niche
Word Origin and History for niched
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.