Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun recess

5 senses of recess

Sense 1
deferral, recess -- (a state of abeyance or suspended business)
       => abeyance, suspension -- (temporary cessation or suspension)

Sense 2
recess, recession, niche, corner -- (a small concavity)
       => concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature -- (a shape that curves or bends inward)

Sense 3
inlet, recess -- (an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands))
       => body of water, water -- (the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge")

Sense 4
recess, niche -- (an enclosure that is set back or indented)
       => enclosure -- (a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose)

Sense 5
respite, recess, break, time out -- (a pause from doing something (as work); "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate")
       => pause -- (temporary inactivity)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb recess

3 senses of recess

Sense 1
recess -- (put into a recess; "recess lights")
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point")

Sense 2
recess -- (make a recess in; "recess the piece of wood")
       => indent -- (notch the edge of or make jagged)

Sense 3
adjourn, recess, break up -- (close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned")
       => end, stop, finish, terminate, cease -- (have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo")

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