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Definitions of recess

  1. close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a pause from doing something (as work); "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a small concavity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a state of abeyance or suspended business Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. an enclosure that is set back or indented Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. put into a recess; "recess lights" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. make a recess in; "recess the piece of wood" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. A withdrawing or retiring; a moving back; retreat; as, the recess of the tides. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The state of being withdrawn; seclusion; privacy. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Remission or suspension of business or procedure; intermission, as of a legislative body, court, or school. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Part of a room formed by the receding of the wall, as an alcove, niche, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A place of retirement, retreat, secrecy, or seclusion. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Secret or abstruse part; as, the difficulties and recesses of science. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A sinus. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To make a recess in; as, to recess a wall. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A decree of the imperial diet of the old German empire. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A place or space hollowed out in a wall, etc.; an alcove or niche; a quiet or secluded spot or nook; a brief time during which work ceases; an intermission. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. A small hollow or indentation; see recessus. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  20. A going back or withdrawing: retirement: state of being withdrawn: seclusion: remission of business: part of a room formed by a receding of the wall: private abode. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Retirement; seclusion; remission of business; niche in a wall. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. A depression in a wall; niche. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Cessation from employment; intermission. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. A withdrawing or retiring; retirement; place of retirement; state of retirement; suspension of business; seclusion; abstruse part; part of a room formed by the receding of the wall. See Recede. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. A cavity in a wall made for use or ornament; suspension of business or procedure; the time or period during which public business is suspended; retreat; retirement; place of retirement; a secret part; a receding, as of the shore. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. A niche, sinus, cleft, or hollow space ; as omental, optic, pineal recess. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  27. [Latin] A niche, sinus, cleft, or hollow space; as omental, optic, pineal recess (anat.). na
  28. the name that is given to a stoppage in court proceedings for a short period of time but the court is not adjourned. thelawdictionary.org
  29. Remission or suspension of business or procedure; intermission, as of a legislative body, court, or school; as, the children were allowed to play in the school yard during recess. dictgcide_fs
  30. Secret or abstruse part; as, the difficulties and recesses of science; the deepest recesses of the mind. dictgcide_fs
  31. r[=e]-ses', n. a going back or withdrawing: retirement: seclusion: a period of remission of business: part of a room formed by a receding of the wall: a retired spot: a nook: a sinus or depressed par.--v.t. to make a recess in: to put into a recess.--adj. RECESSED', having a recess.--RECESSED ARCH, one arch within another. [Recede.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  32. Temporary cessation from work, vacation, esp. of Parliament; receding of water, land, glacier, &c., from previous limit, amount by which it recedes, recession, (rare); retired or secret place (in the inmost rr. of the Alps, of the heart); receding part of mountain chain &c., niche or alcove of wall; (Anat.) fold or indentation in organ. (Vb) place in a r., set back; provide with recess (es). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  33. A depression or cavity. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  34. n. [Latin] A withdrawing or retiring; retirement: retreat;-a with- drawing from public business or notice seclusion; privacy;-remission or suspension of business; inter- mission, as of a legislative body or school;-part of a room formed by the receding of the wall, as an alcove, niche, &c.;-place of retirement or secrecy secret or abstruse part;-the retiring of the shore of a sea or lake from the general outline of the land; bay; cove, &c. Cabinet Dictionary

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