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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.
References in classic literature ?
Meanwhile, upon questioning him in his broken fashion, Queequeg gave me to understand that, in his land, owing to the absence of settees and sofas of all sorts, the king, chiefs, and great people generally, were in the custom of fattening some of the lower orders for ottomans; and to furnish a house comfortably in that respect, you had only to buy up eight or ten lazy fellows, and lay them round in the piers and alcoves.
There seemed to have been grass paths here and there, and in one or two corners there were alcoves of evergreen with stone seats or tall moss-covered flower urns in them.
Here and there, in ornamental alcoves, stretched upon beds of bones, lay dead and dried-up monks, with lank frames dressed in the black robes one sees ordinarily upon priests.
The revel was at its height when a priest appeared, and withdrawing the young pair to an alcove, hung with purple velvet, he motioned them to kneel.
It just hides your bed, doesn't it, and I always say that a bed takes the style off any room--specially when it's not made up; though you have an alcove, and it's the only one in the whole building.
Bankruptcy must inevitably have come of this young Pagan, in Lombard-street, London, and also of a curtained alcove in the rear of the immortal boy, and also of a looking-glass let into the wall, and also of clerks not at all old, who danced in public on the slightest provocation.
Five minutes later, Raoul was ushered into an ill-lit room where he at once recognized the good, kind face of Christine's benefactress in the semi-darkness of an alcove.
The crowd parted as the woman beckoned Mowgli to her hut, where there was a red lacquered bedstead, a great earthen grain chest with funny raised patterns on it, half a dozen copper cooking pots, an image of a Hindu god in a little alcove, and on the wall a real looking glass, such as they sell at the country fairs.
She then opened the door of her alcove, and went out.
Two persons were coming down the stairs; he had only time to creep into an alcove to avoid them.
My fame soon spread through the rooms, as two little apartments, with a door between them that made each an alcove of the other, were called; and even the men, the young ones in particular, began to take an interest in me.
It was shady enough in the alcove, but I declare I quite dreaded the coming home again.