AL'COVE or ALCO'VE, noun [Eng. cubby.]
1. A recess, or part of a room, separated by an estrade, or partition of columns, or by other corresponding ornaments; in which is placed a bed of state, and sometimes seats for company. The bed is sometimes raised two or three steps, with a rail at the foot. These are frequent in Spain.
2. A recess in a library, or small lateral apartment for books.