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Definition 1: an enclosure that is set back or indented - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for niche in the sense of this definition

(niche is a kind of ...) a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose

(... is a kind of niche ) a small recess opening off a larger room

(... is a kind of niche ) a domed or vaulted recess or projection on a building especially the east end of a church; usually contains the altar

(... is a kind of niche ) a niche for a funeral urn containing the ashes of the cremated dead

(... is a kind of niche ) an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built

"the fireplace was so large you could walk inside it" "he laid a fire in the hearth and lit it" "the hearth was black with the charcoal of many fires"

(... is a kind of niche ) (Islam) a niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the direction of Mecca

Definition 2: a small concavity - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for niche in the sense of this definition

(niche is a kind of ...) a shape that curves or bends inward

(... is a kind of niche ) a small recess in the wall of the pharynx

Definition 3: a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it - [noun denoting state]

Samples where niche or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he found his niche in the academic world

(niche is a kind of ...) proper or designated social situation

"he overstepped his place" "the responsibilities of a man in his station" "married above her station"

Definition 4: (ecology) the status of an organism within its environment and community (affecting its survival as a species) - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for niche in the sense of this definition

(niche is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

(niche belongs to category ...) the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment

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