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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 ?
In the wooded places are many little cloistered nooks, quiet places where lovers go to sit on Sunday afternoons.
They are like those little nooks of still water, which border a rapid stream, where we may see the straw and bubble riding quietly at anchor, or slowly revolving in their mimic harbor, undisturbed by the rush of the passing current.
On one side stood a long, low, shelf-like table covered with cracked glass cases, filled with dusty rarities gathered from this wide world's remotest nooks.
In various quiet nooks and corners I had the beginnings of all sorts of industries under way -- nuclei of future vast factories, the iron and steel missionaries of my future civilization.
The gorge under our feet--called Allerheiligen--afforded room in the grassy level at its head for a cozy and delightful human nest, shut away from the world and its botherations, and consequently the monks of the old times had not failed to spy it out; and here were the brown and comely ruins of their church and convent to prove that priests had as fine an instinct seven hundred years ago in ferreting out the choicest nooks and corners in a land as priests have today.
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.
The nooks of ruin where the old monks had once had their refectories and gardens, and where the strong walls were now pressed into the service of humble sheds and stables, were almost as silent as the old monks in their graves.
The chambers, which were probably spacious in former times, are now cut up by partitions, and subdivided into little nooks, each affording scanty room for the narrow bed and chair and dressing-table of a single lodger.
But there was one reason why even a chance comer would have found the service in Hayslope Church more impressive than in most other village nooks in the kingdom--a reason of which I am sure you have not the slightest suspicion.
Blue devils, hypochondria, and doleful dumps, went and hid themselves among the nooks and crannies of the rocks.
The more I lived apart from society, and in proportion as my wretchedness subsided from the violent throb of agonized passion into the dulness of habitual pain, the more frequent and vivid became such visions as that I had had of Prague--of strange cities, of sandy plains, of gigantic ruins, of midnight skies with strange bright constellations, of mountain-passes, of grassy nooks flecked with the afternoon sunshine through the boughs: I was in the midst of such scenes, and in all of them one presence seemed to weigh on me in all these mighty shapes--the presence of something unknown and pitiless.
The place had indeed a bareness which did not suggest hidden treasures; there were no dusky nooks nor curtained corners, no massive cabinets nor chests with iron bands.