a small recess opening off a larger room
A small recessed area set off from a larger room.
Origin: From alcôve, from or Portuguese alcova, alcoba, from ‘the vault, chamber with vaulted roof’.
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
a small ornamental building with seats, or an arched seat, in a pleasure ground; a garden bower
any natural recess analogous to an alcove or recess in an apartment
Origin: [F. alcve, Sp. or Pg. alcoba, from Ar. al-quobbah arch, vault, tent.]
Alcove is an architectural term for a recess in a room, usually screened off by pillars, balustrades or drapery. In geography and geology, alcove is used for a wind-eroded depression in the side of a cliff of a homogenous rock type, famous from sandstones of the Colorado Plateau like the Navajo Sandstone.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
al′kōv, or al-kōv′, n. a recess in a room: any recess: a shady retreat. [Sp. alcoba, a place in a room railed off to hold a bed—Ar. al, the, qobbah, a vault.]
The numerical value of Alcove in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Alcove in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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