Definition of nook noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//nʊk//
; NAmE NAmE//nʊk//
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  • a small quiet place or corner that is sheltered or hidden from other people a shady nook in the garden dark woods full of secret nooks and crannies
  • Word OriginMiddle English (denoting a corner or fragment): of unknown origin.Idioms
    every nook and cranny (also Indian English every nook and corner)
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    (informal) every part of a place; every aspect of a situation The wind blew into every nook and cranny. She always explored every nook and cranny of a business deal.
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