A retired nook; especially, a small, sheltered inlet, creek, or bay; a recess in the shore.
- A small sheltered bay in the shoreline of a sea, river, or lake.
- A recess or small valley in the side of a mountain.
- A cave or cavern.
- A narrow gap or pass between hills or woods.
- Architecture A concave molding.
- Architecture A concave surface forming a junction between a ceiling and a wall. Also called coving.
- To make in an inward curving form.
- Chiefly British A fellow; a man.