Antonyms for niche

Grammar : Noun
Spell : nich
Phonetic Transcription : nɪtʃ

Definition of niche

Origin :
  • 1610s, "shallow recess in a wall," from French niche "recess (for a dog), kennel" (14c.), perhaps from Italian nicchia "niche, nook," from nicchio "seashell," said by Klein and Barnhart to be probably from Latin mitulus "mussel," but the change of -m- to -n- is not explained. Watkins suggests that the word is from an Old French noun derived from nichier "to nestle, nest, build a nest," via Gallo-Romance *nidicare from Latin nidus "nest;" but that has difficulties, too. Figurative sense is first recorded 1725. Biological use dates from 1927.
  • noun place all one's own
Example sentences :
  • But it had halted just beyond the niche, not coming out very far.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • All the others had gone, and I was quite alone with her and the Holy Virgin in the niche.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • The world, he found, made a niche for him as it did for every one.
  • Extract from : « Where Angels Fear to Tread » by E. M. Forster
  • The front is stuccoed, and in a niche there is a group of Virgin and Child.
  • Extract from : « Hampstead and Marylebone » by Geraldine Edith Mitton
  • Cowper says every one falls "just in the niche he was ordained to fill."
  • Extract from : « Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII No. 6 June 1848 » by Various
  • He 196 had covered every inch of wall and every niche, and this was all!
  • Extract from : « The Harbor of Doubt » by Frank Williams
  • With curiosity and wonder we scanned every shelf and niche of the last descent.
  • Extract from : « Little Masterpieces of Science: Explorers » by Various
  • There it is placed in its niche, and no one suspects the mishap.
  • Extract from : « The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba » by Walter Goodman
  • The Greek Slave adorns simply a niche in some palace of art.
  • Extract from : « Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence » by Various
  • At that instant the telephone bell in a niche in the hallway sounded.
  • Extract from : « The Grammar School Boys of Gridley » by H. Irving Hancock

Synonyms for niche

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