Definition of recess :
1. A decree of the imperial diet of the old German empire.
2. A place of retirement, retreat, secrecy, or seclusion.
3. A sinus.
4. A withdrawing or retiring; a moving back; retreat; as, the recess of the tides.
5. Part of a room formed by the receding of the wall, as an alcove, niche, etc.
6. Remission or suspension of business or procedure; intermission, as of a legislative body, court, or school.
7. Secret or abstruse part; as, the difficulties and recesses of science.
8. The state of being withdrawn; seclusion; privacy.
9. To make a recess in; as, to recess a wall.
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interrupt (part of speech: verb)
nook (part of speech: noun)
regress (part of speech: verb)
interruption (part of speech: noun)
- The two rooms formed practically but one, being separated only by a large recess without folding- doors, or 'portires'. - "Jacqueline, v1", Th. Bentzon (Mme. Blanc).
- We were standing, he and I, in the recess of one of the windows, facing one another. - "In a Glass Darkly, v. 3/3", Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.
- " I want it to eat at recess," explained the little fellow. - "The Bobbsey Twins in the Great West", Laura Lee Hope.