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Definition of the noun alcove

What does alcove mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alcoves

  1. a small recess opening off a larger room
    • examples: I found an alcove with a statue of a Hindu deity. | An alcove is useful for storing things.
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of alcove: bay
    • more generic words: niche / recess = an enclosure that is set back or indented
    • more specific words: carrell / cubicle / carrel / stall = small individual study area in a library


Alcove a.k.a. Alcove, New York: Alcove is a hamlet in the town of Coeymans, Albany County, New York. It is a prime example of a 19th-century mill town located at a rural intersection and as such it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the Albany area as the Alcove Historic District. The city of Albany's Alcove Reservoir lies to the west of the hamlet.


Alcove is a record label.


Alcove is an architectural term for a recess in a room, usually screened off by pillars, balustrades or drapery.

  • also known as recreio

Phrases with Alcove

  1. Alcove Rockdaisy
  2. Alcove Bog Orchid

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alcove

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Google previewGroup Theory (2006)

Beijing 1984. Proceedings of an International Symposium Held in Beijing, August 27 - September 8, 1984 by Hsio-Fu Tuan

An alcove is a facet F where R.

Google previewInformatics (2001)

10 Years Back. 10 Years Ahead by Reinhard Wilhelm

Indeed, ALCOVE is an excellent model: It can predict a large part of the experimental data published in the psychological categorization literature. In essence, ALCOVE is a connectionist model in which certain nodes, the category nodes, are ...

Google previewThe Swan King (2012)

Ludwig II of Bavaria by Christopher McIntosh

Opposite the alcove is a mural showing St Michael fighting the dragon, a motif which is repeated in a statue high up on the north wall of the castle and also in a mural on the eastern wall. Like the lion, the theme of Fantasies in Stone I91.

Google previewThe Loud Red Patrick (1956)

A New Comedy by John Boruff

Up Left directly adjacent to alcove is a sideboard with wine, liquors and glassware. Up Left a chair.

Google previewFoundations of Quantum Group Theory (2000)

by Shahn Majid

The fundamental alcove is a part of this defined by one more inequality (an upper ...

Google previewConnectionist Psychology (1999)

A Text with Readings by Rob Ellis, Glyn W. Humphreys

The model ALCOVE is a feed-forward connectionist network with three layers of nodes. Its basic computations are a direct implementation of Nosofsky's (1986) GCM. Like the GCM, ALCOVE assumes that stimuli can be represented as points ...

Google previewThe cabinet dictionary. To which is added a supplementary treatise on geometrical lines, perspective, and painting in general (1803)

by Thomas Sheraton

ALCOVE, or RECESS, used in Spain for seats and sometimes for beds of state. The English have imitated these by sometimes fitting up the end of long rooms in thi» : style; which may answer both for ornament and to bring any apartment of an ...

Google previewRandom House Webster's American Sign Language Dictionary (2008)

by Elaine Costello

alcove n. A small ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law and Practice (1909)

by William Mark McKinney, David Shephard Garland

Alcove and Alcove Room.—The Tenement House Law of New York requires by one section ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

ALCOVE, Spanish, alcoba; Danish, alkove; from the Arabic, alkobba : an arched or vaulted apartment, containing a bed of state, or seats for company : also a shady recess in gardens or pleasure grounds. The weary'd champion lull'd in soft ...

Google previewCalmet's dictionary of the Holy Bible (1830)

with the Biblical fragments by Augustin Calmet, Charles Taylor

The doors of the kaah, and part of the cupola, appears in front ; on the side, the high arched alcove, or divan, with the shed above; the marble facing of the mustaby, the mosaic pavement between that and the basin, and the fountain playing.

Google previewA Dictionary of Architecture (1854)

Historical, Descriptive, Topographical, Decorative, Theoretical and Mechanical ... by Robert Stuart (c.e.)

At Pompeii, the front of a tomb, which stands by the road-side, is formed into an alcove' with stone seats. The use of alcoves, as well as the word, (from alcoba,) seems to have been more immediately derived by us from the Spanish builders, ...

Google previewPopular Dictionary of Architecture and the Allied Arts (1881)

A Work of Reference for the Architect, Builder, Sculptor, Decorative Artist, and General Student. With Numerous Illustrations from All Styles of Architecture, from the Egyptian to the Renaissance by William Audsley

ALCOVE. Term commonly applied to a recessed portion of an apartment, or to a smaller apartment built out from a greater, and connected therewith by a large arched or lintelled opening. In its strictest sense it is applied to those chambers or ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

ALCOVE. ALCO- hast been gracious ; Tiot of those against whom thou HAN. art incensed, nor of those who go astray." This is the first chapter, and is entitled, " The preface, or intro- , duction, revealed at Mecca." In Arabic it is called " Al Fatibat," ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1C3O1V4E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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