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Recess meaning

recess - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. A withdrawing or retiring; a moving back; retreat; as, the recess of the tides.
  2. 2. The state of being withdrawn; seclusion; privacy.
  3. 3. Remission or suspension of business or procedure; intermission, as of a legislative body, court, or school.
  4. 4. Part of a room formed by the receding of the wall, as an alcove, niche, etc.
  5. 5. A place of retirement, retreat, secrecy, or seclusion.
  6. 6. Secret or abstruse part; as, the difficulties and recesses of science.
  7. 7. A sinus.
  8. 8. To make a recess in; as, to recess a wall.
  9. 9. A decree of the imperial diet of the old German empire.
  10. 10. Retirement; seclusion; remission of business; niche in a wall.

recess - examples of usage

  1. In the corner beyond this window a second door was partly concealed by the recess. - "The Sins of Séverac Bablon", Sax Rohmer.
  2. I shall have to ask for a short recess before proceeding further." - "The Model of a Judge", William Morrison.
  3. In a recess at the further end was a large chest. - "Won from the Waves", W.H.G. Kingston.
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