alcove alcove  /ˈæl ˌkoʊv/


  • (n) a small recess opening off a larger room


  1. And so it was that my wife and I sat down for lunch with Buffett in a cozy, wood-paneled alcove of the Manhattan steakhouse Smith Wollensky.
  2. Clambering down from the unlit alcove, the champ brushed off the soot and sighed.
  3. A dozen small images of the Buddha stood there in an alcove, attended by flickering butter candles; as I remember, there was no other furniture.


  1. Quicklisting: Silver Towers

    Silver TowersBeautiful Alcove studio apartments from $3,490Home office or sleeping alcove, open views of city
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Curbed New York

  2. The Future of Libraries: Short on Books, Long on Tech

    This isn’t your childhood library. The Hunt Library at North Carolina State University is beautiful. The main floor looks more like a sleek Apple showroom than a stuffy library. And instead of a Genius Bar, there’s an Ask Me alcove, where you can get help on everything from laptops to flash drives. Rather than the Dewey system, color-coded walls, stairs and elevators help you find not just books ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Techland


  1. "When you walk in the front door of the bathroom, and you walk into the alcove, before you get to the stalls, there will be a swinging door that will be labeled men or women as appropriate," said Holly Benson, secretary for the Department of...
    on May 28, 2007 By: Holly Benson Source: Washington Post

  2. "And then I said, 'OK, think back to 15 years ago. Would we ever have thought we'd be sitting under this little alcove under the stage, starring on Broadway?' It was a cool moment, hard to describe," Rinna says.
    on Jul 12, 2007 By: Lisa Rinna Source: Washington Post

  3. "Irving Kristol is a wide-ranging thinker whose writings have helped transform America's political landscape," George W. Bush said that day. "As young men, he and his fellow student radicals in City College's 'alcove number one,' devoted...
    on Sep 18, 2009 By: President Bush Source: Politics Daily (blog)

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