1 a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it; "he found his niche in the academic world"
3 an enclosure that is set back or indented [syn: recess]
4 (ecology) the status of an organism within its environment and community (affecting its survival as a species) [syn: ecological niche]
EtymologyFrom Old (and modern) French niche, from nichier ‘make a nest’ (modern nicher), from Latin nidus ‘nest’.
- 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.
- : A function within an ecological system to which an organism is especially suited.
- In the context of "by extension": Any position of opportunity for which one is well-suited, such as a particular market in business.
- An arrow woven into a muslim prayer rug pointing in the direction of Mecca
cavity, hollow, or recess
ecological function of an organism
- first person singular indicative and subjunctive of nicher
Niche may refer to:
- Niche (architecture), an extra or a space that has been reduced in size
- Ecological niche, a term describing the relational position of a species
- Niche market, a focused, targetable portion (subset) of a market sector
- Niche, a sub-genre of UK garage music
- Niche Science & Technology A healthcare communications company
niche in Czech: Nika (rozcestník)
niche in Danish: Niche
niche in German: Nische
niche in French: Niche
niche in Norwegian: Nisje
niche in Portuguese: Nicho (desambiguação)
niche in Russian: Ниша (значения)
niche in Slovak: Nika
niche in Finnish: Niche
niche in Swedish: Nisch
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