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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 is one of those nooks where a few smoky sparrows twitter in smoky trees, as though they called to one another, 'Let us play at country,' and where a few feet of garden-mould and a few yards of gravel enable them to do that refreshing violence to their tiny understandings.
Back from their rides they brought the seeds and bulbs of wild flowers to plant in favoring nooks on the ranch.
Now and then they came upon snug nooks carpeted with grass and jeweled with flowers.
Besides, now and then such unaccountable odds and ends of strange nations come up from the unknown nooks and ash-holes of the earth to man these floating outlaws of whalers; and the ships themselves often pick up such queer castaway creatures found tossing about the open sea on planks, bits of wreck, oars, whale-boats, canoes, blown-off Japanese junks, and what not; that Beelzebub himself might climb up the side and step down into the cabin to chat with the captain, and it would not create any unsubduable excitement in the forecastle.
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.
A CROW in great want of food saw a Serpent asleep in a sunny nook, and flying down, greedily seized him.
The water is held in high estimation by the islanders, some of whom consider it an agreeable as well as a medicinal beverage; they bring it from the mountain in their calabashes, and store it away beneath heaps of leaves in some shady nook near the house.
I believe it none the less because that nook is in a Church, and she was weak and erring.
A few years ago, while visiting or, rather, rummaging about Notre-Dame, the author of this book found, in an obscure nook of one of the towers, the following word, engraved by hand upon the wall:--
Toward sunset we entered a beautiful green valley dotted with chalets, a cozy little domain hidden away from the busy world in a cloistered nook among giant precipices topped with snowy peaks that seemed to float like islands above the curling surf of the sea of vapor that severed them from the lower world.
High on the upper deck, in a little nook among the everywhere predominant cotton-bales, at last we may find him.
There my lords will find a nook, and three stone chests in the nook, two sealed and one open.