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re·cess

 (rē′sĕs′, rĭ-sĕs′)
n.
1.
a. A temporary cessation of the customary activities of an engagement, occupation, or pursuit: The chairman of the committee called for a recess until Thursday. See Synonyms at pause.
b. A period in the school day during which students are given time to play or relax.
2. often recesses A remote, secret, or secluded place: a bird that lives deep in the recesses of the forest.
3.
a. An indentation or small hollow: Dirt accumulated in the recesses of the statue.
b. An alcove.
v. re·cessed, re·cess·ing, re·cess·es
v.tr.
1. To place in a recess.
2. To create or fashion a recess in: recessed a portion of the wall.
3. To suspend for a recess: The committee chair recessed the hearings.
v.intr.
To take a recess: The investigators recessed for lunch.

[Latin recessus, retreat, from past participle of recēdere, to recede; see recede1.]

recess

n
1. a space, such as a niche or alcove, set back or indented
2. (often plural) a secluded or secret place: recesses of the mind.
3. a cessation of business, such as the closure of Parliament during a vacation
4. (Anatomy) anatomy a small cavity or depression in a bodily organ, part, or structure
5. (Education) US and Canadian a break between classes at a school
vb (tr)
6. to place or set (something) in a recess
7. (Building) to build a recess or recesses in (a wall, building, etc)
[C16: from Latin recessus a retreat, from recēdere to recede]

re•cess

(rɪˈsɛs, ˈri sɛs)

n.
1. a temporary withdrawal or cessation from the usual work or activity; break.
2. a period of such withdrawal: a five-minute recess.
3. a receding part or space, as an alcove in a room.
4. an indentation, as in a coastline or a hill.
5. recesses, a secluded or inner area or part: in the recesses of the palace.
v.t.
6. to place or set in a recess.
7. to set or form as or like a recess: to recess a wall.
8. to suspend or defer for a recess: to recess the Senate.
v.i.
9. to take a recess.
[1510–20; < Latin recessus a withdrawal, receding part =recēd(ere) to recede1 + -tus suffix of v. action]

recess


Past participle: recessed
Gerund: recessing

Imperative
recess
recess
Present
I recess
you recess
he/she/it recesses
we recess
you recess
they recess
Preterite
I recessed
you recessed
he/she/it recessed
we recessed
you recessed
they recessed
Present Continuous
I am recessing
you are recessing
he/she/it is recessing
we are recessing
you are recessing
they are recessing
Present Perfect
I have recessed
you have recessed
he/she/it has recessed
we have recessed
you have recessed
they have recessed
Past Continuous
I was recessing
you were recessing
he/she/it was recessing
we were recessing
you were recessing
they were recessing
Past Perfect
I had recessed
you had recessed
he/she/it had recessed
we had recessed
you had recessed
they had recessed
Future
I will recess
you will recess
he/she/it will recess
we will recess
you will recess
they will recess
Future Perfect
I will have recessed
you will have recessed
he/she/it will have recessed
we will have recessed
you will have recessed
they will have recessed
Future Continuous
I will be recessing
you will be recessing
he/she/it will be recessing
we will be recessing
you will be recessing
they will be recessing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been recessing
you have been recessing
he/she/it has been recessing
we have been recessing
you have been recessing
they have been recessing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been recessing
you will have been recessing
he/she/it will have been recessing
we will have been recessing
you will have been recessing
they will have been recessing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been recessing
you had been recessing
he/she/it had been recessing
we had been recessing
you had been recessing
they had been recessing
Conditional
I would recess
you would recess
he/she/it would recess
we would recess
you would recess
they would recess
Past Conditional
I would have recessed
you would have recessed
he/she/it would have recessed
we would have recessed
you would have recessed
they would have recessed

recess

A period during the school day when there are no classes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.recess - a state of abeyance or suspended businessrecess - a state of abeyance or suspended business
abeyance, suspension - temporary cessation or suspension
2.recess - a small concavity
pharyngeal recess - a small recess in the wall of the pharynx
concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature - a shape that curves or bends inward
3.recess - an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)recess - an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)
body of water, water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"
cove - a small inlet
fiord, fjord - a long narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffs; common in Norway
lake - a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
loch - a long narrow inlet of the sea in Scotland (especially when it is nearly landlocked)
sea - a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
4.recess - an enclosure that is set back or indented
alcove, bay - a small recess opening off a larger room
apse, apsis - a domed or vaulted recess or projection on a building especially the east end of a church; usually contains the altar
cinerarium, columbarium - a niche for a funeral urn containing the ashes of the cremated dead
enclosure - a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
fireplace, hearth, open fireplace - an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built; "the fireplace was so large you could walk inside it"; "he laid a fire in the hearth and lit it"; "the hearth was black with the charcoal of many fires"
mihrab - (Islam) a niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the direction of Mecca
5.recess - a pause from doing something (as work)recess - a pause from doing something (as work); "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate"
pause - temporary inactivity
spring break - a week or more of recess during the spring term at school
Verb1.recess - put into a recess; "recess lights"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
2.recess - make a recess in; "recess the piece of wood"
indent - notch the edge of or make jagged
3.recess - close at the end of a sessionrecess - close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned"
end, cease, terminate, finish, stop - have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"

recess

noun
1. break, rest, holiday, closure, interval, vacation, respite, intermission, cessation of business Parliament returns to work today after its summer recess.
2. alcove, corner, bay, depression, hollow, niche, cavity, nook, oriel, indentation a discreet recess next to a fireplace
plural noun
1. depths, reaches, heart, retreats, bowels, innards (informal), secret places, innermost parts, penetralia He emerged from the dark recesses of the garage.
verb
1. adjourn, break, stop, take a break, take a recess, suspend proceedings The hearings have now recessed for dinner.

recess

noun
A pause or interval, as from work or duty:
Informal: breather.
verb
To interrupt regular activity for a short period:
Idioms: take a break, take a breather, take five.
Translations
عُطْلَة البَرْلَمانفُرْصَة بين دَرْسَيْنكُوَّه
alkovnamezidobípřestávkavýklenek
alkoveferiefrikvarterindhakpause
välitunti
szünetszünidőzugmélyedés
frímínúturòinghléskot
あそびあそびをとるゆとり休み時間休憩をとる
alkova
brīvdienasbrīvlaikskluss stūrītisnišapārtraukums
alkovňa
odmor

recess

[rɪˈses]
A. N
1. (Jur, Pol) (= cessation of business) → clausura f (US) (Jur) (= short break) → descanso m (esp US) (Scol) → recreo m
parliament is in recessla sesión del parlamento está suspendida
2. (Archit) → hueco m, nicho m
3. (= secret place) → escondrijo m (fig) → la parte más oculta
in the recesses of his minden los recovecos de su mente, en lo más oculto de su mente
B. VI (US) (Jur, Parl) → prorrogarse, suspenderse la sesión

recess

[ˈriːsɛs rɪˈsɛs]
n
(in room)renfoncement m; (for bed)alcôve f
(= holiday) [parliament, courts] → vacances fpl
to be in recess → être en vacances
(= short break) → pause f; (in court hearing)suspension f d'audience; (at school)récréation f
recesses
npl [room, cave] → recoins mpl
the deep recesses of one's mind → les recoins les plus obscurs de son esprit

recess

n
(= cessation) (of Parliament)(Sitzungs)pause f; (of law courts)Ferien pl; (US Sch) → Pause f
(= alcove)Nische f
(= secret place)Winkel m; in the (deepest) recesses of his mindin den (tiefsten) Tiefen seines Geistes
vt (= set back)in eine/die Nische stellen; cupboard, cookereinbauen; windowsvertiefen; lightingversenken; (= make a recess in) wall etceine Nische machen in (+acc), → vertiefen

recess

[rɪˈsɛs] n
a. (Law, Parliament) (cessation of business) → ferie fpl, vacanza (Am) (Law) (short break) → sospensione f (Scol) (esp Am) → intervallo
b. (for bed) → rientranza; (for statue) → nicchia (fig) (of mind) → recesso

recess

(riˈses) , (ˈriːses) noun
1. a part of a room set back from the main part; an alcove. We can put the dining-table in that recess.
2. the time during which Parliament or the law-courts do not work. Parliament is in recess.
3. (American) a short period of free time between school classes.

re·cess

n. suspensión; cavidad, espacio vacío.
References in classic literature ?
Jo saw a big red headed youth approaching her corner, and fearing he meant to engage her, she slipped into a curtained recess, intending to peep and enjoy herself in peace.
We high-school boys used to linger on the playground at the afternoon recess to watch them as they came tripping down the hill along the board sidewalk, two and two.
But, emulating the patience and self-denial of the practiced native warriors, they learned to overcome every difficulty; and it would seem that, in time, there was no recess of the woods so dark, nor any secret place so lovely, that it might claim exemption from the inroads of those who had pledged their blood to satiate their vengeance, or to uphold the cold and selfish policy of the distant monarchs of Europe.
Even the saloon was deserted, although a back door in the dim recess seemed to creak mysteriously.
A recess in the wall was thus brought to light, in which lay an object so covered with a century's dust that it could not immediately be recognized as a folded sheet of parchment.
At one end of the room, in a recess, were a number of barrels piled one upon another, containing bundles of official documents.
His wife opened the little bed-room door adjoining her room and, taking the candle, set it down on the top of a bureau there; then from a small recess she took a key, and put it thoughtfully in the lock of a drawer, and made a sudden pause, while two boys, who, boy like, had followed close on her heels, stood looking, with silent, significant glances, at their mother.
But there were some who believed it had never been a well at all, and was never deeper than it is now--eighty feet; that at that depth a subterranean passage branched from it and descended gradually to a remote place in the valley, where it opened into somebody's cellar or other hidden recess, and that the secret of this locality is now lost.
Chambers was his constant bodyguard, to and from school; he was present on the playground at recess to protect his charge.
It seemed to him that the noon recess would never come.
When we had watched long enough to see that Jake was getting along all right and working his signs very good, we loafed along again, allowing to strike the schoolhouse about recess time, which was a three-mile tramp.
The next morning at recess Rebecca observed Minnie telling the tale with variations to Huldah Meserve.