recess
[rɪˈsɛs, ˈriːsɛs]
NOUN
recesses (plural noun)
  1. a small space created by building part of a wall further back from the rest.
    "a table set into a recess"
  2. a period of time when the proceedings of a parliament, committee, court of law, or other official body are temporarily suspended.
    "talks resumed after a month's recess" ·
    "Parliament was in recess"
VERB
recesses (third person present) · recessed (past tense) · recessed (past participle) · recessing (present participle) · recessed (past participle)
  1. (recessed)
    attach (a fitment) by setting it back into the wall or surface to which it is fixed.
    "recessed ceiling lights"
  2. NORTH AMERICAN
    (of formal proceedings) be temporarily suspended.
    "the talks recessed at 2.15"
    synonyms:
    adjourn · recess · be suspended · suspend proceedings · pause ·
    break off · take a break · knock off · take five
    antonyms:
Origin
mid 16th century (in the sense ‘withdrawal, departure’): from Latin recessus, from recedere ‘go back’ ( see recede). The verb dates from the early 19th century.
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How to use recess in a sentence?
the parliamentary recess offers a good window for a bid.
Parliament recessed for the summer on Tuesday.
the concrete block has a recess in its base.
the recesses of the silent pine forest.
the trial was recessed for the weekend.
talks resumed after a month's recess.
the dark recesses of his soul.
the talks recessed at 2.15.
a table set into a recess.
Parliament was in recess.
recessed ceiling lights.
the mid-morning recess.
How to say recess in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans reses
Arabic (NOUN)العطلة, عطلة, استراحه, الفسحة, الاستراحه
Bangla ছুটি
Bosnian (Latin) stanku
Bulgarian (NOUN)ваканция, кътче
Cantonese (Traditional) 休會
Catalan (NOUN)esbarjo
Chinese Simplified 休会
Chinese Traditional 休會
Croatian (NOUN)stanku, udubinu, skrovišta, raspust, odmor, pauzu
Czech (NOUN)vybrání, výklenku, přestávce
Danish (NOUN)fordybning, reces, udsparing
Dutch (NOUN)reces, uitsparing, NIS, ligplaats
Estonian (NOUN)vaheaeg, pausi
Fijian ililili
Finnish (NOUN)syvennys, välitunti, lomalla
French (NOUN)renfoncement, évidement, récréation, embrèvement, encastrement, approfondissement, cavité, pause, niche, découpe
German (NOUN)Aussparung, Ausnehmung, Vertiefung, Pause, Nische, Mulde
Greek (NOUN)εσοχή, κοιλότητα, μυχό, Σκοτία, θερινές
Haitian Creole rekreyasyon
Hebrew (NOUN)פגרה, ההפסקה, הפסקה
Hindi (NOUN)अवकाश
Hmong Daw las
Hungarian (NOUN)mélyedésbe, szünet
Icelandic (NOUN)leynum
Indonesian (NOUN)reses
Italian (NOUN)recesso, incavo, rientranza, ricreazione, cavità, nicchia, intaglio, vano
Japanese (NOUN)凹部, 休会, リセス, 陥凹, 休憩, 窪み, 凹, くぼみ, 凹み, 休み
Kiswahili mapumziko
Klingon lenmat
Korean (NOUN)오목면, 쉬는 시간, 레세스
Latvian (NOUN)atbīdīt, iedobe, padziļinājumā, pārtraukuma
Lithuanian (ADJECTIVE)įdubą
(NOUN)pertrauką
Malagasy ny fakan-drivotra
Malay (Latin) relung
Maltese daħla
Norwegian Bokmål fordypningen
Persian (NOUN)رسس
Polish (NOUN)wgłębienie, wnęki, zagłębieniu, wnęce, wnęka, przerwy
Portuguese (NOUN)recesso, recreio, rebaixo, intervalo, reentrância, cavidade
Querétaro Otomi recreo
Romanian (NOUN)adâncitură, nişă, vacanţa, pauza
Russian (NOUN)выемку, перерыв, углубление, уступом, каникул, нише, лунку, гнездо, шлица
Samoan malologa
Serbian (Cyrillic) велики одмор
Serbian (Latin) veliki odmor
Slovak (NOUN)výklenku, vybranie, prestávke
Slovenian (NOUN)vdolbino, odmorom, počitnicami
Spanish (NOUN)receso, recreo, hendidura, rebaje, hueco, empotrada, nicho, cavidad
Swedish (NOUN)urtag, försänkning, fördjupning, rasterna
Tahitian o te haapiiraa
Tamil விடுமுறைக்காக
Telugu రీసెస్
Thai ย่อมุม
Tongan lolotonga e malolo si'i
Turkish (NOUN)reses, teneffüs, oyuk, paydos, girinti
Ukrainian (NOUN)перерви, поглиблення
Vietnamese (NOUN)ngưng
Welsh (NOUN)toriad, doriad, gwyliau, thoriad, egwyl, saib
Yucatec Maya recreo
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