Dictionary Results for recess


1. recess - noun

· a state of abeyance or suspended business

Synonym(s): deferral

Hypernym(s): abeyance, suspension




2. recess - noun

· a small concavity

Synonym(s): recession, niche, corner

Hypernym(s): concave_shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature




3. recess - noun

· an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)

Synonym(s): inlet

Hypernym(s): body_of_water, water




4. recess - noun

· an enclosure that is set back or indented

Synonym(s): niche

Hypernym(s): enclosure




5. recess - noun

· a pause from doing something (as work); "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate"

Synonym(s): respite, break, time_out

Hypernym(s): pause




6. recess - verb

· put into a recess; "recess lights"

Hypernym(s): put, set, place, pose, position, lay




7. recess - verb

· make a recess in; "recess the piece of wood"

Hypernym(s): indent




8. recess - verb

· close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned"

Synonym(s): adjourn, break_up

Hypernym(s): end, stop, finish, terminate, cease





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