niche Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “niche” in the English Dictionary

"niche" in British English

See all translations

nichenoun [C]

uk   /niːʃ/  us   /nɪtʃ/

niche noun [C] (POSITION)

a ​job or ​position that is very ​suitable for someone, ​especially one that they like: He has carved/made a niche for himself as a ​financialadvisor. an ​area or ​position that is ​exactlysuitable for a ​smallgroup of the same ​type: an ​ecological niche.

niche noun [C] (HOLLOW)

a ​hollow in a ​wall, ​especially one made to put a statue (= ​artisticobject) in so that it can be ​seen
(Definition of niche from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"niche" in American English

See all translations

nichenoun [C]

 us   /nɪtʃ/

niche noun [C] (POSITION)

a ​job, ​position, or ​place that is very ​suitable for someone: She’s never ​quitefound her niche on ​television. biology A niche is also an organism's ​specificposition or ​purpose within the ​group of ​organisms with which it ​lives

niche noun [C] (HOLLOW)

a ​hollow made in a ​wall, esp. one ​designed to put a ​statue in so that it can be ​seen
(Definition of niche from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"niche" in Business English

See all translations

nichenoun [C]

uk   /niːʃ/  us   /nɪtʃ/
MARKETING, COMMERCE an ​opportunity for a ​business to ​offer a ​product or ​service that is not ​offered by other ​businesses: a niche in sth There is a niche in the ​market for this ​kind of ​product.create/carve a niche The ​company has carved a niche for itself in the watch-making ​business.look for/find a niche They ​found a niche by ​selling their ​line of leather ​goods through ​smallboutiques that could ​offerpersonalizedservice. exploit/​expand a niche
HR a ​job or ​position that is suitable for a particular ​type of ​person: High-quality web ​development has ​generatedlots of new niche roles in ​organizations. a niche ​job/​position
See also
(Definition of niche from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of niche?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

harvest

to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More