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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alcove  \Al"cove\  (?;  277),  n.  [F.  alc[^o]ve,  Sp  or  Pg  alcoba 
  from  Ar  al-quobbah  arch,  vault,  tent.] 
  1.  (Arch.)  A  recessed  portion  of  a  room  or  a  small  room 
  opening  into  a  larger  one  especially,  a  recess  to  contain 
  a  bed;  a  lateral  recess  in  a  library. 
 
  2.  A  small  ornamental  building  with  seats,  or  an  arched  seat, 
  in  a  pleasure  ground;  a  garden  bower.  --Cowper. 
 
  3.  Any  natural  recess  analogous  to  an  alcove  or  recess  in  an 
  apartment. 
 
  The  youthful  wanderers  found  a  wild  alcove. 
  --Falconer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alcove 
  n  :  a  small  recess  opening  off  a  larger  room  [syn:  {bay}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Alcove,  NY 
  Zip  code(s):  12007 




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