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Etymology

From Old (and modern) French niche, from nichier ‘make a nest’ (modern nicher), from Latin nidus ‘nest’.

Pronunciation

Noun

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niche

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  1. (architecture) A cavity, hollow, or recess, generally within the thickness of a wall, for a statue, bust, or other erect ornament. Hence, any similar position, literal or figurative.
    "Images defended from the injuries of the weather by niches of stone wherein they are placed." --Evelun.
  2. (biology) A function within an ecological system to which an organism is especially suited.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Any position of opportunity for which one is well-suited, such as a particular market in business.
  4. An arrow woven into a muslim prayer rug pointing in the direction of Mecca.

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French

Etymology

Old French, from nichier (modern nicher), from Latin nidus ‘nest’.

Pronunciation

Noun

niche f. (plural niches)

  1. niche
  2. kennel (for dog)
  3. hoax, trick

Verb form

niche

  1. first person singular indicative and subjunctive of nicher

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