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  1. a corner, as in a room.

  2. any secluded or obscure corner.

  1. any small recess: a breakfast nook.

  2. any remote or sheltered spot: a shady nook that was ideal for a picnic.

Origin of nook

1250–1300; Middle English nok

Other words from nook

  • nooklike, adjective

Words that may be confused with nook Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use nook in a sentence

  • 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.

  • For cure of heart-ache, he suggested the pleasantness of garden nooks, and the repose that lingers about a dew-sprinkled lawn.

  • 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


/ (nʊk) /

  1. a corner or narrow recess, as in a room

  2. a secluded or sheltered place; retreat

Origin of nook

C13: origin obscure; perhaps related to Norwegian dialect nok hook

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