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recess

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of recess

  1. 1 a hollowed-out space in a wall the curator placed the large vase in one of the recesses of the gallery wall Synonyms of recess alcove, nook, nicheWords Related to recess corner, cranny, cubbyhole; cubicle; dent, embrasure, indent, indentation, indenture; ambry, housing, shrine

  2. 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 of recess break, holiday [chiefly British], hols [British], leave, vacationWords Related to recess sabbatical; furlough, liberty; breather, relaxation, respite, rest; interim, intermission, interval; feast, holy day, legal holiday; idling, loafing, lounging, slacking

  3. 3 a momentary halt in an activity the judge called for a brief recess so that the witness could regain her composure Synonyms of recess break, breath, breather, interruption, lull, pauseWords Related to recess time-out; interim, interlude, intermission, interval, respite, rest; cessation, discontinuance, downtime, ending, expiration, finishing, hitch, lapse, stoppage, stopping, termination; abeyance, moratorium, surcease, suspension; discontinuity, gap, hiatusNear Antonyms of recess continuation, endurance, persistence, progress, progression; extension, prolongation

  4. 4 a sunken area forming a separate space decided to camp in a sandy recess where the beach met the forest Synonyms of recess cavity, concavity, dent, depression, dint, hollow, indentation, indenture, pit, holeWords Related to recess burrow, cave, cavern, ditch, excavation, furrow, groove, gutter, trench, trough; basin, bowl, valley; alcove, cleft, niche, nook, opening, hole, socket; alveolus, dimple, gouge, impression, imprint, notch, pocket; borehole, chuckhole, crater, posthole, pothole, sinkhole, wallow, water hole, well; abyss, chasm, gulf, vacuity, vacuum, voidNear Antonyms of recess hill, mound, rise; bump, bunch, hump, lump, pimple, swell, swelling, tumorAntonyms of recess bulge, camber, convexity, jut, projection, protrusion, protuberance


recess

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of recess

  1. to bring to a formal close for a period of time the judge recessed the court for lunch Synonyms of recess prorogate, prorogue, adjourn, suspendWords Related to recess break off, disband, discontinue, disperse, intermit, interrupt; defer, hold off, postpone, put off, reserve, shelve, table; dissolve, end, halt, stop, terminate; break up, close, conclude, wind up, wrap up; abort, call, call off, drop, recall, repeal, rescind, revoke; abrogate, annul, invalidate, negate, nullify, quash, voidNear Antonyms of recess inaugurate, launch, open; carry on, continue, draw out, extend, proceed, prolong; renew, reopen, resume; assemble, call, convene, convoke, muster, rally, summon



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