What does the word recess mean?

Usage examples for recess

  1. There, in a black recess, crouched fear. – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim
  2. If Senator Warren wished a recess he should have so stated before leaving the room. – The Lost Despatch by Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  3. The walls of the room were wainscotted to the height of four feet or so, but the recess was bare. – Donal Grant by George MacDonald