Antonyms for niche
|Grammar : Noun|
|Spell : nich|
|Phonetic Transcription : nɪtʃ|
Definition of nicheOrigin :
- 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
- 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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