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")

Antonyms of adj recessed

2 senses of recessed

Sense 1
deep-set, sunken, recessed -- (having a sunken area; "hunger gave their faces a sunken look")

INDIRECT (VIA hollow) -> solid -- (entirely of one substance with no holes inside; "a solid block of wood")

Sense 2
recessed -- (resembling an alcove)

INDIRECT (VIA concave) -> convex, bulging -- (curving or bulging outward)

Similarity of adj recessed

2 senses of recessed

Sense 1
deep-set, sunken, recessed -- (having a sunken area; "hunger gave their faces a sunken look")
       => hollow (vs. solid) -- (not solid; having a space or gap or cavity; "a hollow wall"; "a hollow tree"; "hollow cheeks"; "his face became gaunter and more hollow with each year")

Sense 2
recessed -- (resembling an alcove)
       => concave (vs. convex) -- (curving inward)

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