niche

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: niché

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From Old French niche, from nichier (make a nest) (modern French nicher), from Latin nīdus (nest).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

niche (plural niches)

  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." --Evelyn.
  2. (biology) A function within an ecological system to which an organism is especially suited.
  3. (by extension) 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.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

See also[edit]

Verb[edit]

niche (third-person singular simple present niches, present participle niching, simple past and past participle niched)

  1. (transitive, marketing) To specialize in a niche, or particular narrow section of the market.
    • 2002, Frederick Betz, Executive Strategy (page 92)
      Product differentiation will be mostly limited to market niching and fashion.

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French niche, from nichier (make a nest), from Latin nīdus (nest).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

niche f (plural niches)

  1. niche
  2. kennel (for dog)

Verb[edit]

niche

  1. first-person singular present indicative of nicher
  2. third-person singular present indicative of nicher
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of nicher
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of nicher
  5. second-person singular imperative of nicher

Anagrams[edit]

External links[edit]


Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French niche, from nichier (make a nest), from Latin nīdus (nest).

Noun[edit]

niche f (plural niches)

  1. kennel

Synonyms[edit]