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noun (n)

  • a state of abeyance or suspended business (noun.state)
    Synonym: deferral
    source: wordnet30
  • a small concavity (noun.shape)
    Synonym: corner, niche, recession
    source: wordnet30
  • an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands) (noun.object)
    Synonym: inlet
    source: wordnet30
  • an enclosure that is set back or indented (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: niche
    source: wordnet30
  • a pause from doing something (as work) (noun.act)
    Synonym: break, respite, time out
    source: wordnet30
  • A withdrawing or retiring; a moving back; retreat; as, the recess of the tides. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A decree of the imperial diet of the old German empire. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • put into a recess (
    Recess lights.
    source: wordnet30
  • make a recess in (
    Recess the piece of wood.
    source: wordnet30
  • close at the end of a session (verb.change)
    Synonym: adjourn, break up
    source: wordnet30
  • To make a recess in; as, to recess a wall. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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