nook

A nook is a cozy little corner or a small, safe area. A nook in the library can be a nice place to sit and read.

If you have a "breakfast nook" in your kitchen, you know it's a space set back from the main room, maybe built into a corner or under a window, where you can sit at a small table. All nooks are small and sheltered in some way. You may have come across nook in the phrase "nook and cranny." This is often meant figuratively, as when you search every single nook and cranny in your whole house looking for your wallet.

Definitions of nook
  1. noun
    a sheltered and secluded place
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    type of:
    retreat
    a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet
  2. noun
    an interior angle formed by two meeting walls
    synonyms: corner
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    types:
    amen corner
    area reserved for persons leading the responsive `amens'
    chimney corner, inglenook
    a corner by a fireplace
    type of:
    area
    a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function
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