- a corner, as in a room.
- any secluded or obscure corner.
- any small recess: a breakfast nook.
- any remote or sheltered spot: a shady nook that was ideal for a picnic.
Origin of nook
Examples from the Web for nook
Swinging high in the air, squeezing into a nook, or rolling down a hill might provide these sorts of sensory input.Magical Gardens for the Blind, Deaf, and Disabled
October 22, 2014
Rawashda is holding his laptop as he points out every nook and cranny of his studio apartment.Gay Palestinians In Israel: The 'Invisible Men'
August 13, 2014
Unlike the three-walled sets of Hollywood soundstages, this is made for every nook and cranny to be filmed.My Visit to the 'Orange Is the New Black' Prison
June 4, 2014
Those scenes that are just in every nook and cranny at the Grand Ole Opry, that to me is the beauty of the show.Emmys 2013: Connie Britton Picks Her Favorite ‘Nashville’ Moments
August 29, 2013
The Barnes & Noble CEO, lauded for his advocacy of Nook, has just resigned.5 Ways to Fix Book Publishing
July 12, 2013
They carried the candle to every nook and corner of the cloisters, no result arising from it.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
Even in the most disabused of minds there remains a nook of fancy and hope.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Other people desired to sit in Alice's nook, but discovered her in occupancy.Alice Adams
A few sound friendships and a nook full of family affection.His Masterpiece
How warm it had been when they sat in that nook, chatting for many a long evening!The Fortune of the Rougons
- a corner or narrow recess, as in a room
- a secluded or sheltered place; retreat
Word Origin and History for nook
c.1300, noke, of unknown origin. Possibly connected with Norwegian dialectal nokke "hook, bent figure," or Old English hnecca "neck," but the sense evolution would be difficult.