from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A partially partitioned nook in or near the stacks in a library, used for private study.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A partially partitioned space for studying or reading, often in a library.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See quarrel, an arrow.
- n. Same as 4th carol.
- n. a table partitioned by vertical boards into small areas where an individual may read or study with minimal distraction from activities nearby. They are used especially in libraries. Also, the term is used to refer to one partition of such a table. Related etymologically to the 4th carol.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as quarrel.
- n. A mixed fabric of silk and worsted used in the sixteenth century.
- n. [Appar. a ‘square’ inclosure; but cf. carol.] A closet or pew in a monastery.
- n. Same as carol.
- n. Same as carol.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small individual study area in a library
- n. French surgeon and biologist who developed a way to suture and graft blood vessels (1873-1944)
The cast for that Carell project is awesome. okayflint for sure, gosling, carrel, and bacon. it's as interesting as it is awesome
Other than a dicey incident with a flasher in the stacks, which I describe in my new book, Think, my carrel deep down in the earth's molten core was my happy, cozy place.
Much of it is here now, in the form of cafe wi-fi, which allows a coffee table to be an office space, or a study carrel, or an open plan cubicle design.
He transported to San Francisco, then after having breakfast at a local eatery, spent the rest of the morning in a library, putting his head down in a carrel and catnapping until the afternoon.
He rose from the carrel and started to follow the sounds, as did several other people in that section of the library.
She took the elevator up to the top floor of the library and saw the light on under Albert's carrel door.
On the way back home, she stopped by the library to see if Albert was in his carrel.
Her desperate race through the library ended at the carrel she'd claimed as her own earlier in the day.
Claire pushed away from her carrel and began winding her way through the book stacks searching for him, for the garden, for anything.
And then he'd go back to his library carrel on the 5thfloor.