Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A partially partitioned nook in or near the stacks in a library, used for private study.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as quarrel.
  • noun A mixed fabric of silk and worsted used in the sixteenth century.
  • noun [Appar. a ‘square’ inclosure; but cf. carol.] A closet or pew in a monastery.
  • noun Same as carol.
  • noun Same as carol.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Arch.) Same as 4th carol.
  • noun a table partitioned by vertical boards into small areas where an individual may read or study with minimal distraction from activities nearby. They are used especially in libraries. Also, the term is used to refer to one partition of such a table. Related etymologically to the 4th carol.
  • noun See quarrel, an arrow.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A partially partitioned space for studying or reading, often in a library.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun small individual study area in a library
  • noun French surgeon and biologist who developed a way to suture and graft blood vessels (1873-1944)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English carole, round dance ring, circle, stall for study; see carol.]

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