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Verb: recess  'ree,ses or ri'ses
  1. Put into a recess
    "recess lights"
  2. Make a recess in
    "recess the piece of wood"
  3. Close at the end of a session
    "The court recessed";
    - adjourn, break up
Noun: recess  'ree,ses or ri'ses
  1. A state of abeyance or suspended business
    - deferral
  2. A small concavity
    - recession, niche, corner
  3. An arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)
    - inlet
  4. An enclosure that is set back or indented
    - niche
  5. A pause from doing something (as work)
    "we took a 10-minute recess";
    - respite, break, time out

Derived forms: recessed, recesses, recessing

Type of: abeyance, body of water, cease, concave shape, concavity, enclosure, end, finish, incurvation, incurvature, indent, lay, pause, place, pose, position, put, set, stop, suspension, terminate, water

Part of: lake, sea

Encyclopedia: Recess, County Galway