Definition of Niche

1. Noun. A position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it. "He found his niche in the academic world"

Generic synonyms: Place, Station

2. Noun. A small concavity.
Exact synonyms: Corner, Recess, Recession
Specialized synonyms: Pharyngeal Recess
Generic synonyms: Concave Shape, Concavity, Incurvation, Incurvature
Derivative terms: Corner, Recess, Recess

3. Noun. An enclosure that is set back or indented.
Exact synonyms: Recess
Specialized synonyms: Alcove, Bay, Apse, Apsis, Cinerarium, Columbarium, Fireplace, Hearth, Open Fireplace, Mihrab
Generic synonyms: Enclosure
Derivative terms: Recess

4. Noun. (ecology) the status of an organism within its environment and community (affecting its survival as a species).
Exact synonyms: Ecological Niche
Category relationships: Bionomics, Ecology, Environmental Science
Generic synonyms: Condition, Status

Definition of Niche

1. n. A cavity, hollow, or recess, generally within the thickness of a wall, for a statue, bust, or other erect ornament. hence, any similar position, literal or figurative.

Definition of Niche

1. Noun. (architecture) A cavity, hollow, or recess, generally within the thickness of a wall, for a statue, bust, or other erect ornament. Hence, any similar position, literal or figurative. ¹

2. Noun. (biology) A function within an ecological system to which an organism is especially suited. ¹

3. Noun. (context: by extension) Any position of opportunity for which one is well-suited, such as a particular market in business. ¹

4. Noun. An arrow woven into a Muslim prayer rug pointing in the direction of Mecca. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Niche

1. to place in a receding space or hollow [v NICHED, NICHING, NICHES]

Medical Definition of Niche

1. A cavity, hollow, or recess, generally within the thickness of a wall, for a statue, bust, or other erect ornament. Hence, any similar position, literal or figurative. "Images defended from the injuries of the weather by niches of stone wherein they are placed." (Evelun) Origin: F, fr. It. Nicchia, prop, a shell-like recess in a wall, fr. Nicchio a shellfish, mussel, fr. L. Mytilus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Niche

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Literary usage of Niche

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1. A Treatise on Shades and Shadows, and Linear Perspective by Charles Davies (1839)
"To find the perspective of a niche, and the perspective of the shadow cast on ... Let the perspective plane be taken through the front face of the niche. ..."

2. The Cyclopædia;: Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature.by Abraham Rees by Abraham Rees (1819)
"... being wholly detached from the back of the niche, has a very neat appearance. The top of the vale turns back upon a hir.ge, fo as to open like a lid, ..."

3. The Practical Book of Oriental Rugs by George Griffin Lewis (1911)
"These he places just under the niche and then, resting his head on the earth ... The mihrab or niche on which the worshipper places his head represents the ..."

4. Architectural Shades and Shadows by Henry McGoodwin (1904)
"ARTICLE XVII The Shadow of a Circular niche with a Spherical Head FIGURES 31 AND 32 LI L2 K2 M2 M, is the front elevation of a niche and L! ..."

5. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"2. hollow, coyer, nook, alcove, niche, retreat; spec, pigeonhole, cubbyhole, ... 2, niche;—to put in a recess. recessive, a. regressive, retrogressive; ..."

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