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Webster 1913 Edition


Alcove

Al′cove

(?; 277)
,
Noun.
[F.
alcôve
, 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 apartment.
The youthful wanderers found a wild
alcove
.
Falconer.

Webster 1828 Edition


Alcove

AL'COVE

or ALCO'VE,
Noun.
[Eng. cubby.]
1.
A recess, or part of a room, separated by an estrade, or partition of columns, or by other corresponding ornaments; in which is placed a bed of state, and sometimes seats for company. The bed is sometimes raised two or three steps, with a rail at the foot. These are frequent in Spain.
2.
A recess in a library, or small lateral apartment for books.

Definition 2022


alcove

alcove

See also: alcôve

English

Noun

alcove (plural alcoves)

  1. A small recessed area set off from a larger room.

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Italian

Noun

alcove f

  1. plural of alcova

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