recess meaning

EN[ˈriː.sɛs] [rɪ.ˈsɛs]
  • Recess may refer to:
  • Recess (break), a break period
  • Recess (motion), in parliamentary procedure
  • Recess (Holy Roman Empire), the official record of decisions of an Imperial Diet
  • Recess, County Galway, a village
  • Alcove, an architectural term for part of a room
  • Epitympanic recess, part of the Middle ear

    Definition of recess in English Dictionary

  • NounPLrecessesPREré-SUF-ess
    1. (countable or uncountable) A break, pause or vacation.
      1. Spring recess offers a good chance to travel.
    2. An inset, hole, space or opening.
      1. Put a generous recess behind the handle for finger space.
    3. (US) A time of play, usually, on a playground.
      1. Students who do not listen in class will not play outside during recess.
    4. A decree of the imperial diet of the old German empire.
      1. (archaic) A withdrawing or retiring; a moving back; retreat.
        1. the recess of the tides
      2. (archaic) The state of being withdrawn; seclusion; privacy.
        1. (archaic) A place of retirement, retreat, secrecy, or seclusion.
          1. A secret or abstruse part.
            1. the difficulties and recesses of science
          2. (botany, zoology) A sinus.
          3. VerbSGrecessesPRrecessingPT, PPrecessed
            1. To inset into something, or to recede.
              1. Wow, look at how that gargoyle recesses into the rest of architecture.
              2. Recess the screw so it does not stick out.
            2. VI To take or declare a break.
              1. This court shall recess for its normal two hour lunch now.
              2. Class will recess for 20 minutes.
            3. VT INF To appoint, with a recess appointment.
              1. To make a recess in.
                1. to recess a wall
            4. Adjective
              1. OBS (rare) Remote, distant (in time or place).
                1. 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;
            5. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • However, during the 1950s through to the 1970s the removal of the partition forming part of the enclosure to the box bed recesses to increase the size of rooms was common.
                • However, in that taxon the surface of the basioccipital between the occipital condyle and the basal tubera is not excavated as in MCCM-HUE-1667 and lacks the subcondylar recess or foramen.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Adjectives
                • Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                    • Singularia tantum
                      • Uncountable nouns
                    • Verbs
                      • Intransitive verbs
                        • Transitive verbs
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                      5. en recessing
                      Source: Wiktionary
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                      Meaning of recess for the defined word.

                      Grammatically, this word "recess" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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