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nook

 (no͝ok)
n.
1. A small corner, alcove, or recess, especially one in a large room.
2. A hidden or secluded spot.

[Middle English nok, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialectal nōk, hook, and perhaps to Middle Low German ōk, nōk, angled piece of land.]

nook

(nʊk)
n
1. a corner or narrow recess, as in a room
2. a secluded or sheltered place; retreat
[C13: origin obscure; perhaps related to Norwegian dialect nok hook]

nook

(nʊk)

n.
1. a corner, as in a room.
2. any secluded or obscure corner.
3. any small recess: a breakfast nook.
4. any remote or sheltered spot.
[1300–50; Middle English nok, of obscure orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nook - a sheltered and secluded placenook - a sheltered and secluded place  
retreat - a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet
2.nook - an interior angle formed by two meeting walls; "a piano was in one corner of the room"
amen corner - area reserved for persons leading the responsive `amens'
area - a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
chimney corner, inglenook - a corner by a fireplace

nook

noun niche, corner, recess, cavity, crevice, alcove, cranny, inglenook (Brit.), cubbyhole, opening We found a seat in a little nook and had some lunch.
Translations
زاوِيَه هادِئَه ومُظْلِمَه
koutek
krog
afkimi, skot
nuošali vieta
kaktiņšnostūris
kuytu yer/köşe

nook

[nʊk] Nrincón m
we looked in every nook and crannybuscamos hasta el último rincón

nook

[ˈnʊk] n (= corner) → coin m
every nook and cranny → le moindre recoin
nooks and crannies → recoins mpl

nook

n (= corner)Ecke f, → Winkel m; (= remote spot)Winkel m; a shady nookein schattiges Fleckchen; a cosy nookein gemütliches Eckchen; in every nook and crannyin jedem Winkel

nook

[nʊk] nangolino
we searched every nook and cranny → abbiamo frugato dappertutto or in ogni angolo

nook

(nuk) noun
a quiet, dark corner or place.
every nook and cranny
everywhere. They searched in every nook and cranny.
References in classic literature ?
It was a rather pretty little picture, for the sisters sat together in the shady nook, with sun and shadow flickering over them, the aromatic wind lifting their hair and cooling their hot cheeks, and all the little wood people going on with their affairs as if these were no strangers but old friends.
It would be an omission, trifling, indeed, but unpardonable, were we to forget the green moss that had long since gathered over the projections of the windows, and on the slopes of the roof nor must we fail to direct the reader's eye to a crop, not of weeds, but flower-shrubs, which were growing aloft in the air, not a great way from the chimney, in the nook between two of the gables.
They were ancient sea -- captains, for the most part, who, after being tossed on every sea, and standing up sturdily against life's tempestuous blast, had finally drifted into this quiet nook, where, with little to disturb them, except the periodical terrors of a Presidential election, they one and all acquired a new lease of existence.
High on the upper deck, in a little nook among the everywhere predominant cotton-bales, at last we may find him.
The place is a sheltered, reposeful woodland nook, remote from noise and stir and confusion--and all this is fitting, for lions do die in such places, and not on granite pedestals in public squares fenced with fancy iron railings.
These three names are common and familiar in every nook and corner of heaven, clear from one end of it to the other - fully as well known as the eighty Supreme Archangels, in fact - where as our Moses, and Adam, and the rest, have not been heard of outside of our world's little corner of heaven, except by a few very learned men scattered here and there - and they always spell their names wrong, and get the performances of one mixed up with the doings of another, and they almost always locate them simply IN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM, and think that is enough without going into little details such as naming the particular world they are from.
Part of the little raft's belongings consisted of an old sail, and this they spread over a nook in the bushes for a tent to shelter their provisions; but they themselves would sleep in the open air in good weather, as became outlaws.
You must go into the drawing-room while it is empty, before the ladies leave the dinner-table; choose your seat in any quiet nook you like; you need not stay long after the gentlemen come in, unless you please: just let Mr.
Hindley hurried up from his paradise on the hearth, and seizing one of us by the collar, and the other by the arm, hurled both into the back-kitchen; where, Joseph asseverated, "owd Nick would fetch us as sure as we were living: and, so comforted, we each sought a separate nook to await his advent.
When the foremost billows rolled past, bearing the prison officers with them, and threatening them all with instant death if any secret nook remained undisclosed, Defarge laid his strong hand on the breast of one of these men--a man with a grey head, who had a lighted torch in his hand-- separated him from the rest, and got him between himself and the wall.
It seemed to be all old nooks and corners; and in every nook and corner there was some queer little table, or cupboard, or bookcase, or seat, or something or other, that made me think there was not such another good corner in the room; until I looked at the next one, and found it equal to it, if not better.
I turned my eyes - a little dimmed by looking up at the frosty light - towards a great wooden beam in a low nook of the building near me on my right hand, and I saw a figure hanging there by the neck.