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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 ?
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Every nook and cranny of domestic hell is explored and it was all very well received by the audience.
The clinical director of the Northern Ontario Remote Telecommunications Health (NORTH) Network is always looking for ways to better deliver tele-health services into every nook and cranny of Northern Ontario.
An atmosphere of mourning and loss, coupled with prurient curiosity, spikes the historical spectacle that unfolds as we examine every nook and cranny of the hospital, dorms, grounds, and outbuildings that collectively reiterate principles of nineteenth-century social utopianism and, at same time, give testimony to the souring of social ideals into dystopic nightmares.
However, one strain of mold--stachybotrys--is an increasingly worrisome poisonous agent that can infiltrate every nook and cranny of a house or an apartment.
His globetrotting has brought the symbolism of the papacy to almost every nook and cranny on earth.
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