al|cove [ `æl,kouv ] noun count
a small area in a room that is created by building part of one wall farther back than the rest of the wall

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.


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  • alcôve — [ alkov ] n. f. • 1646; esp. alcoba, ar. al qubba « petite chambre » ♦ Enfoncement ménagé dans une chambre pour un ou plusieurs lits, qu on peut fermer dans la journée. ♢ Hist. littér. Partie de la chambre où les Précieuses tenaient salon. ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • alcôve — ALCÔVE. s. f. Enfoncement pratiqué dans une chambre pour y placer un lit. Alcôve dorée. Une belle alcôve. Une alcôve magnifique …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Alcove — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alcove — ist der Name zweier Flüsse in den Vereinigten Staaten: Alcove Brook, ein Fluss im US Bundesstaat Colorado Alcove Creek, ein Fluss im US Bundesstaat Montana Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • alcove — ALCOVE. s. m. & f. mais plus ordinairement feminin. Endroit dans une chambre separé du reste où l on place d ordinaire le lit. Alcove doré. belle alcove …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Alcove — (through the Spanish, alcova , from the Arabic, al , the, and quobbah , a vault) is an architectural term for a recess in a room, usually screened off by pillars, balustrade or drapery.Usage : Though their apartment lacked a dining room, an… …   Wikipedia

  • alcove — (n.) 1670s, vaulted recess, from Fr. alcôve (17c.), from Sp. alcoba, from Arabic al qobbah the vaulted chamber, from Semitic base q b b to be bent, crooked, vaulted …   Etymology dictionary

  • alcove — index chamber (compartment) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • alcove — [n] nook, secluded spot anteroom, bay, bower, compartment, corner, cubbyhole, cubicle, niche, recess, study; concepts 440,448,513 …   New thesaurus

  • alcove — ► NOUN ▪ a recess, typically in the wall of a room. ORIGIN French, from an Arabic word meaning «the vault» …   English terms dictionary

  • alcove — [al′kōv΄] n. [Fr < Sp alcoba < Ar al qubba < al, the + qubba, arch, vault, dome] 1. a recessed section of a room, as a breakfast nook 2. a secluded bower in a garden; summerhouse …   English World dictionary

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