Definition of Alcove

1. Noun. A small recess opening off a larger room.

Exact synonyms: Bay
Specialized synonyms: Carrel, Carrell, Cubicle, Stall
Generic synonyms: Niche, Recess



Definition of Alcove

1. n. A recessed portion of a room, or a small room opening into a larger one; especially, a recess to contain a bed; a lateral recess in a library.

Definition of Alcove

1. Noun. A small recessed area set off from a larger room. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Alcove

1. a recessed section of a room [n -S] : ALCOVED [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alcove

alcoholometry
alcoholophobia
alcohols
alcoholyses
alcoholysis
alcohometry
alcolock
alcolocks
alcool
alcoometry
alcopop
alcopops
alcorza
alcorzas
alcos
alcove (current term)
alcoved
alcoves
alcuronium
alcuronium chloride
alcyonacea
alcyonaria
alcyonarian
alcyonarians
alcyones
alcyonic
alcyonium
alcyoniums
alcyonoid
alcyonoids

Literary usage of Alcove

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1. Catalogue by Union League Club (New York, N.Y.) (1886)
"alcove F. Poems. See British poets. alcove E. Lives of the most eminent English poets. ... alcove G. Dictionary of the English language. By RG LATHAM. ..."

2. Historical and Literary Curiosities: Consisting of Facsimiles of Original ...by Charles John Smith by Charles John Smith (1875)
"... THOMSON THE POET'S alcove. THOMSON lived and died in a small cottage, now part of Rosedale House, the residence of the Earl of Shaftesbury, ..."

3. Car Builders' Cyclopedia of American Practice by American Railway Association, Master Car Builders' Association, Mechanical Division, Association of American Railroads (1881)
"alcove Cup-holder. A metal receptacle in a faucet-alcove to hold a ... alcove-faucet. A faucet placed in a water-alcove, and which is connected with a ..."

4. Housing Laws: A Summary of the More Important Provisions in City and State Codes by Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce. Housing Committee (1914)
"Boston—alcove must have opening into bedroom equal to 80% of side, ... Chicago—Same requirements for alcove as for other rooms unless it has opening of 20% ..."

5. The Car-builder's Dictionary: An Illustrated Vocabulary of Terms which by Master Car-Builders' Association, Matthias Nace Forney, Arthur Mellen Wellington, Leander Garey, Calvin A. Smith (1881)
"alcove Cup-holder. A metal receptacle in a faucet-alcove to hold a ... alcove-faucet. A faucet placed in a water-alcove, and which is connected with a ..."

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