Definition of niche in English:
- Zeno built a tall wall with about 20 niches for statues of gods and goddesses behind the stage.
- In 1549, Jafar founded Kudus Mosque and fastened the rock in its mihrab, a niche in the mosque wall facing Mecca.
- The center of Schinkel's building also contained a large rotunda, modeled on the Pantheon in Rome, where statues of the ancient gods inhabited niches recessed in the circular floor.
- I'd carved a very comfortable niche, so to speak.
- He developed his expressive skills and, simultaneously, found a comfortable social niche, allowing passers-by to see what he was doing and occasionally exchanging a few words.
- As no networks for ethnic women existed, there was no crutch to lean on and I had to find a suitable niche for myself without affirmative action assistance.
- At the same time, the various oral communities that live on the body are highly dependent on the environmental conditions that normally prevail within each niche.
- Some early humans may have started eating meat as a way to survive within their own ecological niche.
- The ecological role and niche of coiled cephalopods can be studied by considering the common morphological characters of these fossils.
- Electric cars will probably remain a tiny niche of the auto industry until drivers see a serious expansion of charging stations.
- The survivors include pharmacies that were able to trim costs, focus on customer service and find a niche or specialty, such as hospice service or diabetic equipment, she said.
- Some improvements were made, and the engine found a long-lived niche in the British motor industry.
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- Once considered a niche business, the U.S. automotive specialty equipment industry is expected to rake in nearly $30 billion this year.
- Movie theaters will disappear but will still have a niche market presence.
- Most indie films, with little to no money to publicize their films, rely on intimate knowledge of their niche markets.
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- Honey is not as big as Essence, Heart & Soul is not as big as Essence, but a combined circulation of 500,000 is big enough where it has to be looked at, and it's also niched enough where advertisers can make more efficient buys for their targets.
- Anyway, here I am, being niched as The Guy Who Says Blogs Are Not For Making Money.
- It is unfortunate but fairly likely that Griffiths will be niched and pigeonholed with this debut novel.
Early 17th century: from French, literally 'recess', from nicher 'make a nest', based on Latin nidus 'nest'.
nest from Old English:
A nest was originally a ‘sitting-down place’. The Old English word comes from the same ancient roots as nether (Old English) and sit (Old English). The related word nestle (Old English) first meant ‘build a nest’, and did not take on its modern meaning until the 16th century. Niche (early 17th century), ‘a shallow recess’ or ‘a comfortable or suitable position’, is another related word.
Words that rhyme with nichebabiche, Dalglish, fiche, Laois, leash, nouveau riche, pastiche, quiche, Rajneesh, schottische
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