nook (plural nooks)
- A small corner formed by two walls; an alcove.
- Synonyms: alcove, ancone, recess
- There was a small broom for sweeping ash kept in the nook between the fireplace bricks and the wall.
- A hidden or secluded spot; a secluded retreat.
- The back of the used book shop was one of her favorite nooks; she could read for hours and no one would bother her or pester her to buy.
- A recess, cove or hollow.
- Synonyms: niche
- (historical) An English unit of land#Noun|land area, originally frac 4 of a yardland but later frac 12 or 20 acres.
- Synonyms: fardel
- ante 1634 W. Noye, The Complete Lawyer, 57:
- 1903, English Dialectical Dictionary, volume IV, page 295:
- Nook, an old legal term for frac 12 acres of land; still in use at Alston.
- 1968, November 9, The Economist, page 2:
(chiefly, Northern England, archaic) A corner#Noun|corner of a piece#Noun|piece of land; an angled#Adjective|angled piece of land, especially one extending into other land.
- French: coin, angle
- German: Nische, Alkoven
- Italian: angolo, nicchia
- Portuguese: canto
- Russian: уголо́к
- Spanish: rincón
- French: recoin
- Italian: angolo, recesso
- Portuguese: canto, canto
- Russian: закоу́лок
- Spanish: rincón, recoveco
nook (nooks, present participle nooking; past and past participle nooked)