alcove


noun

  1. a recess or small room adjacent to or opening out of a room: a dining alcove.
  2. a recess in a room for a bed, bookcases, or the like.
  3. any recessed space, as a bower in a garden.

noun

  1. a recess or niche in the wall of a room, as for a bed, books, etc
  2. any recessed usually vaulted area, as in a garden wall
  3. any covered or secluded spot, such as a summerhouse
n.

1670s, “vaulted recess,” from French alcôve (17c.), from Spanish alcoba, from Arabic al-qobbah “the vaulted chamber,” from Semitic base q-b-b “to be bent, crooked, vaulted.”

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