Definitions for nichenɪtʃ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
nichenɪtʃ(n.; v.)niched, nich•ing.
(n.)a recess in a wall or the like, usu. semicircular in plan and arched, as for a statue.
a suitable place or position:
to find one's niche in the world.
the position and function of a particular species or population in an ecological community.
a distinct segment of a market.
(adj.)of or pertaining to a market niche:
(v.t.)to place in a niche.
Origin of niche:
1605–15; < F, MF, n. der. of nicher to make a nest < VL *nīdiculāre, v. der. of L nīdusnest
a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it
"he found his niche in the academic world"
recess, recession, niche, corner(noun)
a small concavity
an enclosure that is set back or indented
niche, ecological niche(noun)
(ecology) the status of an organism within its environment and community (affecting its survival as a species)
A cavity, hollow, or recess, generally within the thickness of a wall, for a statue, bust, or other erect ornament. Hence, any similar position, literal or figurative.
"Images defended from the injuries of the weather by niches of stone wherein they are placed." --Evelyn.
A function within an ecological system to which an organism is especially suited.
Any position of opportunity for which one is well-suited, such as a particular market in business.
An arrow woven into a Muslim prayer rug pointing in the direction of Mecca.
Origin: From niche, from nichier (modern French nicher), from nidus.
a cavity, hollow, or recess, generally within the thickness of a wall, for a statue, bust, or other erect ornament. hence, any similar position, literal or figurative
Translations for niche
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a hollow in a wall for a statue, ornament etc.
- مِشْكاه، فَجْوَة في جِدارArabic
- nichoPortuguese (BR)
- die NischeGerman
- تو رفتگى در ديوارFarsi
- נִישָה, גומחָהHebrew
- udubina u ziduCroatian
- nisje, fordypningNorwegian
- تو رفتگى در ديوارPersian
- šupljina u zidu za statuuSerbian
- niş, duvar girintisiTurkish
- 壁龕Chinese (Trad.)
- hốc tườngVietnamese
- 壁龛Chinese (Simp.)
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