Alcove meaning

ălkōv
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The definition of an alcove is a small recessed section in a room, such as a nook.

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.

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A secluded structure, such as a bower, in a garden.
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A secluded bower in a garden; summerhouse.
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A recess or partly enclosed extension connected to or forming part of a room.
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A recessed section of a room, as a breakfast nook.
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A small recessed area set off from a larger room.
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Origin of alcove

  • French alcôve from Spanish alcoba from Arabic al-qubba the vault al- the qubba vault

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French alcôve, from Spanish or Portuguese alcova, alcoba, from Arabic القبة ‘the vault, chamber with vaulted roof’.

    From Wiktionary