Synonyms and Antonyms of recess
a hollowed-out space in a wall
- The curator placed the large vase in one of the recesses of the gallery wall.
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.
breather, relaxation, respite, rest
interim, intermission, interval
feast, holy day, legal holiday
idling, loafing, lounging, slacking
a momentary halt in an activity
- The judge called for a brief recess so that the witness could regain her composure.
interim, interlude, intermission, interval, respite, rest
cessation, discontinuance, downtime, ending, expiration, finishing, hitch, lapse, stoppage, stopping, termination
abeyance, moratorium, surcease, suspension
discontinuity, gap, hiatus
a sunken area forming a separate space
- decided to camp in a sandy recess where the beach met the forest
burrow, cave, cavern, ditch, excavation, furrow, groove, gutter, trench, trough
basin, bowl, valley
alcove, cleft, niche, nook, opening, recess, socket
alveolus, dimple, gouge, impression, imprint, notch, pocket
borehole, chuckhole, crater, posthole, pothole, sinkhole, wallow, water hole, well
abyss, chasm, gulf, vacuity, vacuum, void