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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 ?
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.
Then I see my prince, who is young, handsome, and brave, who has courage in his heart, and lightning in his eye, -- I see him tremble before a priest, who laughs at him behind the curtain of his alcove, where he digests all the gold of France, which he afterwards stuffs into secret coffers.
As our party broke up a man, playing Patience in the next alcove, said to me: "I didn't quite catch the end of that last story about the Curse on the family's first-born.
Angel had come as pupil to this dairy in the idea that his temporary existence here was to be the merest episode in his life, soon passed through and early forgotten; he had come as to a place from which as from a screened alcove he could calmly view the absorbing world without, and, apostrophizing it with Walt Whitman--