HyperDic: recess

English > 8 senses of the word recess:
NOUNstaterecess, deferrala state of abeyance or suspended business
shaperecess, recession, niche, cornera small concavity
objectrecess, inletan arm off of a larger / larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)
artifactrecess, nichean enclosure that is set back or indented
actrecess, respite, break, time outa pause from doing something (as work)
VERBcontactrecessput into a recess
contactrecessmake a recess in
changerecess, adjourn, break upclose at the end of a session
recess > pronunciation
Soundsrihseh's; riy'sehs
RhymesABS ... yes: 78 rhymes with ehs...
English > recess: 8 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of abeyance or suspended business.
Synonymdeferral
Broaderabeyance, suspensiontemporary cessation or suspension
Spanishpausa
Catalanpausa
English > recess: 8 senses > noun 2, shape
MeaningA small concavity.
Synonymsrecession, niche, corner
Narrowerpharyngeal recessA small recess in the wall of the pharynx
Broaderconcave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvatureA shape that curves or bends inward
Spanishhueco
Catalanbuit
Verbsrecessmake a recess in
recessput into a recess
English > recess: 8 senses > noun 3, object
MeaningAn arm off of a larger / larger body of water (often between rocky headlands).
Synonyminlet
InstancesBristol ChannelAn inlet of the Atlantic Ocean between southern Wales and southwestern England
Saronic Gulf, Gulf of AeginaA gulf of the Aegean on the southeastern coast of Greece
White SeaA large inlet of the Barents Sea in the northwestern part of European Russia
Zuider ZeeA former inlet of the North Sea in the northern coast of the Netherlands
Part oflakeA body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
seaA division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
NarrowercoveA small inlet
fjord, fiordA long narrow inlet of the sea between steep cliffs
lochA long narrow inlet of the sea in Scotland (especially when it is nearly landlocked)
Broaderbody of water, waterThe part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
Spanishabra, bahía, cala, ensenada, rada, seno
Catalanancó, ansa, badia, cala, rada, si
English > recess: 8 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningAn enclosure that is set back or indented.
Synonymniche
Narroweralcove, bayA small recess opening off a larger / larger room
apse, apsisA domed or vaulted recess or projection on a building especially the east end of a church
columbarium, cinerariumA niche for a funeral urn containing the ashes of the cremated dead
fireplace, hearth, open fireplaceAn open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built
mihrab(Islam) a niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the direction of Mecca
BroaderenclosureA structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed / enclosed for some purpose
Spanishnicho
Catalannínxol
Verbsrecessput into a recess
English > recess: 8 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningA pause from doing something (as work).
Synonymsrespite, break, time out
Narrowerspring breakA week or more of recess during the spring term at school
Broaderpausetemporary inactivity
Spanishdescanso, pausa, receso, recreo, respiro
Catalandescans, parada, pausa
Verbsrecessclose at the end of a session
English > recess: 8 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningput into a recess.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"recess lights"
Broaderput, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
Nounsrecessan enclosure that is set back or indented
recessa small concavity
English > recess: 8 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningmake a recess in.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"recess the piece of wood"
Broaderindentnotch the edge of or make jagged
Spanishrebajar
Catalanrebaixar
Nounsrecessa small concavity
English > recess: 8 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningClose at the end of a session.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymsadjourn, break up
Broaderend, stop, finish, terminate, ceaseHave an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense
Spanishaplazar, posponer
Catalanajornar, aplaçar
Nounsrecessa pause from doing something (as work)

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