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.
- nooklike, adjective
- cranny, nook
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How to use nook in a sentence
I care tremendously for the nooks and crannies of the shelf, the dark horses.
Inside the cavelike buildings, stairways weave up and down, revealing strange nooks and new rooms to explore at every turn.
In our world of ebooks, Nooks, and Kindles, Bolaño seems quaint.
The neighboring private nooks and enclaves without another person in sight will remind you just how special this place is.
Pretty vines trailed gracefully over the porch and windows, and a few flower beds filled up the dull nooks and corners.The value of a praying mother | Isabel C. Byrum
All its gables and nooks were blended and held together by the tender green of the climbing roses and young creepers.Ruth | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
There were plenty of retired nooks under the shade of the yew-trees in the churchyard, where one could write.The Daughters of Danaus | Mona Caird
For cure of heart-ache, he suggested the pleasantness of garden nooks, and the repose that lingers about a dew-sprinkled lawn.The Daughters of Danaus | Mona Caird
And opening off the main chamber were small nooks, each marking the private storage place and holding of some family clan.Star Born | Andre Norton
British Dictionary definitions for nook
a corner or narrow recess, as in a room
a secluded or sheltered place; retreat
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