Definition of "niche" []

  • A recess in a wall, as for holding a statue or urn. (noun)
  • A cranny, hollow, or crevice, as in rock. (noun)
  • A situation or activity specially suited to a person's interests, abilities, or nature: found her niche in life. (noun)
  • A special area of demand for a product or service: "One niche that is approaching mass-market proportions is held by regional magazines” ( Brad Edmondson). (noun)
  • Ecology The function or position of an organism or population within an ecological community. (noun)
  • A recess in a wall, esp one that contains a statue (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any similar recess, such as one in a rock face (noun)
  • A position particularly suitable for the person occupying it (noun)
  • Relating to or aimed at a small specialized group or market (noun)
  • The role of a plant or animal within its community and habitat, which determines its activities, relationships with other organisms, etc (noun)
  • To place (a statue) in a niche; ensconce (oneself) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "niche" in a sentence
  • "The word niche is useful in a marketing context, but not so much in the context of a blog."
  • ""I'm going to sit down and talk with the offense, defense, special teams, and let them know what I think my niche is and where I should be spending my time," Haywood said."
  • ""This is what we call niche brand building," said the handsome Mr. Lannung, who was dressed in a suit by Buckler, a company that sponsored his evening out."