What does alcove mean?

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ˈæl koʊval·cov·e

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alcove, baynoun

    a small recess opening off a larger room

Wiktionary

  1. alcovenoun

    A small recessed area set off from a larger room.

    Etymology: From alcôve, from or Portuguese alcova, alcoba, from ‘the vault, chamber with vaulted roof’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alcovenoun

    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

    Etymology: [F. alcve, Sp. or Pg. alcoba, from Ar. al-quobbah arch, vault, tent.]

  2. Alcovenoun

    a small ornamental building with seats, or an arched seat, in a pleasure ground; a garden bower

    Etymology: [F. alcve, Sp. or Pg. alcoba, from Ar. al-quobbah arch, vault, tent.]

  3. Alcovenoun

    any natural recess analogous to an alcove or recess in an apartment

    Etymology: [F. alcve, Sp. or Pg. alcoba, from Ar. al-quobbah arch, vault, tent.]

Freebase

  1. Alcove

    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

  1. Alcove

    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.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Alcove

    From the Arabic El-kauf through the Spanish alcoba, a tent.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alcove in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alcove in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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