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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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alcove

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

alcove

[ˈælkəʊv] Nnicho m, hueco m
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alcove

[ˈælkəʊv] nalcôve fal dente [ælˈdɛnteɪ] adjal dente
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alcove

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

[ˈælkəʊv] nalcova
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alcove

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