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recesses

noun , plural of recess

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1 a hollowed-out space in a wall
  • the curator placed the large vase in one of the recesses of the gallery wall
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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
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breaks, holidays [chiefly British], hols [British], leaves, vacations

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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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