niche niche  /ˈnɪtʃ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it
  2. (n) a small concavity
  3. (n) an enclosure that is set back or indented
  4. (n) (ecology) the status of an organism within its environment and community (affecting its survival as a species)

Usage(s):

  1. As major carriers cut service, niche airlines--some with quirky personalities--are winning new customers.
  2. European niche brands are bringing innovation and quirky ideas back to beauty counters on both sides of the Atlantic.
  3. Through niche media, niche foods and niche hobbies, we fashion niche lives.

News

  1. The Niche petitions to sell beer, wine

    The Niche Market and Café in Appleby is in the early stages of applying for a local option election that would allow the restaurant to serve beer and wine.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Daily Sentinel

  2. NYSC Renovating Gyms to Keep Up with Niche Industry

    Town Sports International -owned New York Sports Clubs is in the process of renovating its existing city locations by removing bulky weight-lifting equipment and adding CrossFit -like training areas – a move that reflects its struggle to compete with the insurgence of a niche fitness industry. Crain’s reported that so far 22 of the chain’s 39 Manhattan Read More
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The New York Observer

  3. Amerinet’s Niche/New Technology Event Showcases Emerging Solutions and Companies

    Amerinet Inc., a leading national healthcare solutions organization, held its annual Niche/New Technology/Diversity Show at the recent Amerinet Member Conference in Orlando, Florida, where Amerinet members, affiliates, sales teams and management met with emerging technology and diversity suppliers. (PRWeb June 10, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10819966 ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "Radio has been relegated to programs like Rush Limbaugh and other talk shows and (on the music side) niche formats," said Corwin, who has worked in and followed the broadcast industry for more than 70 years.
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Norman Corwin Source: The Associated Press

  2. "Since I have been with the Celtics, I have been trying to find my niche in our system," said Davis.
    on May 10, 2009 By: Glen Davis Source: USA Today

  3. "It's an opportunity for players who fall into that kind of a niche or category to have an option available to them," Colangelo said. "So it's a players' market."
    on Jul 23, 2008 By: Jerry Colangelo Source: USA Today

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