Recess meaning

rēsĕs, rĭ-sĕs
To place or set in a recess.
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A remote, secret, or secluded place.

A bird that lives deep in the recesses of the forest.

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A receding or hollow place, as in a surface, wall, etc.; niche.
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Recess means a break time.

An example of recess is when Congress is not in session.

An example of recess is when students take a break from school work to play outside.

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The definition of a recess is an indentation in a wall or other surface.

An example of a recess is a light fixture that is slightly embedded into the ceiling.

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To recess is to take a break.

An example of to recess is to stop a trial for lunch.

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To place in a recess.
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To create or fashion a recess in.

Recessed a portion of the wall.

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To suspend for a recess.

The committee chair recessed the hearings.

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To take a recess.

The investigators recessed for lunch.

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A secluded, withdrawn, or inner place.

Subterranean recesses, the recesses of the subconscious.

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(anat.) A small cavity, hollow, indentation, etc. in an organ or part.
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To form a recess in.
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To halt temporarily.

To recess a hearing.

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To take a recess.
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(countable or uncountable) A break, pause or vacation.

Spring recess offers a good chance to travel.

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Put a generous recess behind the handle for finger space.

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(US) A time of play, usually, on a playground.

Students who do not listen in class will not play outside during recess.

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A decree of the imperial diet of the old German empire.

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(archaic) A withdrawing or retiring; a moving back; retreat.

The recess of the tides.

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(archaic) The state of being withdrawn; seclusion; privacy.
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(archaic) A place of retirement, retreat, secrecy, or seclusion.
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A secret or abstruse part.

The difficulties and recesses of science.

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(botany, zoology) A sinus.
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To inset into something, or to recede.

Wow, look at how that gargoyle recesses into the rest of architecture.

Recess the screw so it does not stick out.

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(intransitive) To take or declare a break.

This court shall recess for its normal two hour lunch now.

Class will recess for 20 minutes.

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(informal) To appoint, with a recess appointment.
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To make a recess in.

To recess a wall.

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(obsolete, rare) Remote, distant (in time or place).

Thomas Salusbury: Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems: I should think it best in the subsequent discourses to begin to examine whether the Earth be esteemed immoveable, as it hath been till now believed by most men, or else moveable, as some ancient Philosophers held, and others of not very recesse times were of opinion;

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Origin of recess

  • Latin recessus retreat from past participle of recēdere to recede recede1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin recessus.

    From Wiktionary