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Meaning of ALCOVE

Pronunciation:  'alkowv

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a small recess opening off a larger room

ALCOVE is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: bay
 See Also: carrel, carrell, cubicle, niche, recess, stall



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Al"cove\ (?; 277), n. [F. alc[^o]ve, Sp. or Pg. alcoba,
from Ar. al-quobbah arch, vault, tent.]
1. (Arch.) A recessed portion of a room, or a small room
   opening into a larger one; especially, a recess to contain
   a bed; a lateral recess in a library.

2. A small ornamental building with seats, or an arched seat,
   in a pleasure ground; a garden bower. --Cowper.

3. Any natural recess analogous to an alcove or recess in an

         The youthful wanderers found a wild alcove.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: arbor, bay, belvedere, bower, carrel, conservatory, corner, cove, cranny, cubby, cubbyhole, cubicle, gazebo, glasshouse, greenhouse, inglenook, kiosk, lathhouse, niche, nook, oriel, pagoda, pergola, pitchhole, recess, recession, retreat, roomlet, snuggery, summerhouse