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  Definition of Recess
  1. a pause from doing something (as work); "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate"
  2. an enclosure that is set back or indented
  3. an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)
  4. a small concavity
  5. a state of abeyance or suspended business
  6. close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned"
  7. make a recess in; "recess the piece of wood"
  8. put into a recess; "recess lights"
Similar Words: respite, break, time out, niche, inlet, recession, corner, deferral, adjourn, break up

 

Hyponyms: spring break, alcove, bay, apse, apsis, columbarium, cinerarium, fireplace, hearth, open fireplace, mihrab, Bristol Channel, cove, fjord, fiord, loch, Saronic Gulf, Gulf of Aegina, White Sea, Zuider Zee, pharyngeal recess

 

Part Meronyms: sea, lake

 

Derivational Morphology: pause, intermit, break, adjourn, break up, corner, respite, time out, adjournment, dissolution, recession, niche

 

Anagrams: creese

 

 
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