What does the word recover mean?

Usage examples for recover

  1. And without waiting for the witness to recover himself, asked again: " What did the widow say, and with what words did you leave?" – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  2. I followed him some few steps and then withdrew to recover breath. – The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)--Continental Europe I by Various
  3. Before he could recover, the youth was upon him. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms