recess

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

recess

noun

Definition of RECESS

1
a hollowed-out space in a wall <the curator placed the large vase in one of the recesses of the gallery wall>
Synonyms alcove, nook, recess
2
a period during which the usual routine of school or work is suspended <the couple goes to Florida every January for a month-long recess from the rigors of winter>
Synonyms break, holiday [chiefly British], hols [British], leave, recess
3
a momentary halt in an activity <the judge called for a brief recess so that the witness could regain her composure>

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