Adjective "niched" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


A shallow recess, especially one in a wall to display a statue or other ornament.
  1. 'The in crowd also favour Fort Rajwada, with lofty interiors by opera set designer Stephanie Engeln, including a sassy bar with a wall of glowing arched niches.'
  2. 'Separate chambers built into the sides of chultuns were big enough for a person to crawl into, and many include wall niches in which pottery and other items were placed.'
  3. '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.'
  4. 'The west wall near the kitchen formed a shallow niche.'
  5. 'There are eight niches awaiting statues inside and outside the library building, which was built by Shepherd's in 1926.'
  6. 'The masculine dark timber floor complements the charcoal black upholstery accentuated by the lime green sofas in the niches along one wall.'
  7. 'It has niches for two full-height statues on either side of the Virgin, probably for apostles, such as St John, or St Matthew and St Luke, in whose gospels she features prominently.'
  8. 'Two niches in the long wall house traditional drinking fountains - devices that should be reintroduced in other cities, particularly in hot climates.'
  9. 'Zeno built a tall wall with about 20 niches for statues of gods and goddesses behind the stage.'
  10. 'The inner rim of the wall has 64 niches and all but one have images of bare-breasted yoginis carved out of black chlorite.'
A comfortable or suitable position in life or employment.
  1. 'Parents ensured the best for their children and they, in turn, were bound in duty to look after their elderly parents, who were respected and given a comfortable niche in their homes.'
  2. 'And after not quite a year and a half since his decision to walk away from the game on his own free will, he has carved a comfortable niche for himself in retirement.'
  3. '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.'
  4. 'We are all so comfortable in our own niche in the surfing world that we stay locked in a fight stance ready to pounce at the first threat to our way.'
  5. 'It is, however, a return to the form which has given Banks a comfortable niche as the thinking person's science fiction writer.'
  6. 'Once Kipling got his Nobel, he was kicked upstairs to the more respectable niche of assistant editor, as per the Pioneer apocrypha.'
  7. 'Lou lives in the near future and has found a niche for himself within a group of autistic people who analyze data for a company, looking for patterns that the company can use in its business.'
  8. 'Dr. Kampanart is undoubtedly a successful man who has found his own niche and is comfortable in it.'
  9. 'This commitment to seeing the job done is Peter's niche, he adds.'
  10. 'Such Pagans are not receptive to challenges to their comfortable niche in their spirituality.'
  11. 'The ecological role and niche of coiled cephalopods can be studied by considering the common morphological characters of these fossils.'
  12. '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.'
  13. 'If a bulb plant is to develop to its full potential, it must be provided with good growing conditions and a suitable niche in the landscape where it can remain undisturbed without the need for its foliage to be prematurely removed.'
A specialized segment of the market for a particular kind of product or service.
  1. 'smaller cooperatives must find and develop a niche for their speciality product'
  2. '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.'
  3. 'By its very nature, a good database provides background information that might suggest opportunities for direct marketing to specific segments or market niches.'
  4. 'Obviously, Fletcher has a knack for creating a useful product that fits a niche in the market.'
  5. 'It's the next age group, however, that has become the most recent industry niche.'
  6. 'Some improvements were made, and the engine found a long-lived niche in the British motor industry.'
  7. 'At the next level, the select wine offerings going for $4.95 per glass, Little Penguin has found a comfortable niche.'


Denoting or relating to products, services, or interests that appeal to a small, specialized section of the population.
  1. 'a niche show that ran on late-night television'
  2. 'Look for niche websites geared toward specific industries.'
  3. 'It will likely remain a niche / luxury product for technology geeks and cinema buffs.'
  4. 'Companies that might get involved tend to be small because they consider these products niche, says Pandolfo.'
  5. 'Once considered a niche business, the U.S. automotive specialty equipment industry is expected to rake in nearly $30 billion this year.'
  6. 'It's a niche product which means that it won't suit everybody; in fact it may not suit most people.'


Place (something) in a niche.
  1. 'niched statues'
  2. 'Whereas Mid-City has niched itself as a serious gym bordering on hard core, Chelsea Piers with its cafe, sundeck, day spa and more is an oasis in the city.'
  3. 'Should we niche our offer more or generalise it more?'


1. an ornamental recess in a wall or the like, usually semicircular in plan and arched, as for a statue or other decorative object.

2. a place or position suitable or appropriate for a person or thing: to find one's niche in the business world.

3. a distinct segment of a market.

4. Ecology. the position or function of an organism in a community of plants and animals. adjective

5. pertaining to or intended for a market niche; having specific appeal: niche advertising. verb (use

More examples(as adjective)

"operations can be niched."


(niche)Early 17th century: from French, literally ‘recess’, from nicher ‘make a nest’, based on Latin nidus ‘nest’.