from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A recess or partly enclosed extension connected to or forming part of a room.
- n. A secluded structure, such as a bower, in a garden.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small recessed area set off from a larger room.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. A small ornamental building with seats, or an arched seat, in a pleasure ground; a garden bower.
- n. Any natural recess analogous to an alcove or recess in an apartment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A covered recess.
- n. A recess in an escarpment formed by the more rapid retrogressive erosion of one part than of another.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small recess opening off a larger room
Within the alcove is my ebony rod, wound with the silver serpent.
He presses a button and alcove is lighted by electricity, discovering the face of a large safe.
(Old Slave Block in St. Louis Hotel, New Orleans -- The name over the middle alcove is "M. Barnett", which was my birth name)
Allah’s wrath to a black stone, and the Queen thou foundest in the alcove is my mother.
The alcove is Lilac at Charlie’s request, he picked the colours himself.
Looking across the bay or large alcove from the Zejua’s restaurant area, one could see in the distance, like a mirage, this lovely tropical, coconut tree strewn island like beach, “vacant” and worthy of visiting for a life time.
This area is an alcove, created by a gap in the center field bleachers, and in the alcove are the stairs that lead to the two clubhouses.
Tucked in an alcove was a little boy no older than six.
On the screen opposite the alcove was a large canvas with a great many square tomato-colored blobs on it, and nothing else, so far as
In an alcove was a washbasin and a door that led to the outside storage area, mainly used for empty crates and bottles and for washing and peeling vegetables.