The definition of an alcove is a small recessed section in a room, such as a nook.(noun)
An example of an alcove would be a small area in a restaurant, only partially enclosed, intended for private dining for a couple or small group.
See alcove in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < Sp alcoba < Ar al-qubba < al, the + qubba, arch, vault, dome
See alcove in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French alcôve
Origin: , from Spanish alcoba
Origin: , from Arabic al-qubba, the vault
Origin: : al-, the
Origin: + qubba, vault.
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