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al·cove

 (ăl′kōv′)
n.
1. A recess or partly enclosed extension connected to or forming part of a room.
2. A secluded structure, such as a bower, in a garden.

[French alcôve, from Spanish alcoba, from Arabic al-qubba, the vault : al-, the, qubba, vault.]

alcove

(ˈælkəʊv)
n
1. a recess or niche in the wall of a room, as for a bed, books, etc
2. (Architecture) any recessed usually vaulted area, as in a garden wall
3. any covered or secluded spot, such as a summerhouse
[C17: from French alcôve, from Spanish alcoba, from Arabic al-qubbah the vault, arch]

al•cove

(ˈæl koʊv)

n.
1. a recess or small room adjacent to or opening out of a room: a dining alcove.
2. a recess in a room for a bed, bookcases, or the like.
3. an arbor or bower.
[1670–80; < French alcôve < Sp alcoba < Arabic al-qubbah the dome]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alcove - a small recess opening off a larger roomalcove - a small recess opening off a larger room
carrell, cubicle, carrel, stall - small individual study area in a library
niche, recess - an enclosure that is set back or indented

alcove

noun recess, corner, bay, niche, bower, compartment, cubicle, nook, cubbyhole There were bookshelves in the alcove beside the fire.
Translations
مِخْدَع، فَجْوَة فِي جِدَار غُرْفَه
výklenek
alkoveniche
alkóv
krókur, útskot
niša
alkovsniša
çıkmagirinti

alcove

[ˈælkəʊv] Nnicho m, hueco m

alcove

[ˈælkəʊv] nalcôve fal dente [ælˈdɛnteɪ] adjal dente

alcove

nAlkoven m, → Nische f; (in wall) → Nische f

alcove

[ˈælkəʊv] nalcova

alcove

(ˈӕlkəuv) noun
a small section of a room etc formed by part of the wall being set back.
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