nook


nook
nook (n.) c.1300, noke, of unknown origin. Possibly connected with Norwegian dialectal nokke "hook, bent figure," or O.E. hnecca "neck," but the sense evolution would be difficult.

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  • Nook — (n[oo^]k; 277), n. [OE. nok; cf. Gael. & Ir. niuc.] A narrow place formed by an angle in bodies or between bodies; a corner; a recess; a secluded retreat. [1913 Webster] How couldst thou find this dark, sequestered nook? Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nook — ► NOUN ▪ a corner or recess offering seclusion or security. ● every nook and cranny Cf. ↑every nook and cranny ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • nook — [nook] n. [ME (chiefly Northern) nok, akin to Norw nakke, a hook, ON hnekkja, to hem in, drive back, OE hnecca, the NECK] 1. a corner of a room, or a part of a room cut off from the main part [a breakfast nook] 2. a small recess or secluded spot; …   English World dictionary

  • nook|y — «NUK ee», adjective, nook|i|er, nook|i|est. 1. full of nooks. 2. nooklike …   Useful english dictionary

  • nook — [ nuk ] noun count a small corner or sheltered space every nook and cranny/all the nooks and crannies every part of a place …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • Nook [2] — Nook (Schiffbauk.), s. Nock …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon