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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 ?
A CROW in great want of food saw a Serpent asleep in a sunny nook, and flying down, greedily seized him.
Behind the most ancient part of Holborn, London, where certain gabled houses some centuries of age still stand looking on the public way, as if disconsolately looking for the Old Bourne that has long run dry, is a little nook composed of two irregular quadrangles, called Staple Inn.
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:--
His fat-soiled vegetable-garden in the nook of hills that failed of its best was a problem of engrossing importance, and when he had solved it by putting in drain-tile, the joy of the achievement was ever with him.
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.
While Joe was slicing bacon for breakfast, Tom and Huck asked him to hold on a minute; they stepped to a promising nook in the river-bank and threw in their lines; almost im- mediately they had reward.
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.
The wanton wind had been so busily kissing them all the morning that they were quite dry, so I was able to find room for them in my knapsack without danger to the other contents; and, with a hasty good-day to their recent possessor, I set off at full speed to find a secure nook where I could throw myself down on the grass, and let loose the absurd laughter that was dangerously bottled up within me; but even before I do that it behoves me if possible to vindicate my sanity to the reader.
I was the junior in her, a third mate, keeping watch with the chief officer; and it was just during one of the night watches in a strong, freshening breeze that I overheard two men in a sheltered nook of the main deck exchanging these informing remarks.