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English noun: recess

1. recess (state) a state of abeyance or suspended business


Synonymsdeferral


Broader (hypernym)abeyance, suspension

2. recess (shape) a small concavity


Synonymscorner, niche, recession


Broader (hypernym)concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature


Narrower (hyponym)pharyngeal recess

3. recess (object) an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)


Synonymsinlet


Broader (hypernym)body of water, water


Narrower (hyponym)cove, fiord, fjord, loch


Instance hyponymBristol Channel, Gulf of Aegina, Saronic Gulf, White Sea, Zuider Zee


Part meronymlake, sea

4. recess (artifact) an enclosure that is set back or indented


Synonymsniche


Broader (hypernym)enclosure


Narrower (hyponym)alcove, apse, apsis, bay, cinerarium, columbarium, fireplace, hearth, mihrab, open fireplace

5. recess (act) a pause from doing something (as work)


SamplesWe took a 10-minute break.
He took time out to recuperate.


Synonymsbreak, respite, time out


Broader (hypernym)pause


Narrower (hyponym)spring break


English verb: recess

1. recess (contact) put into a recess


SamplesRecess lights.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

2. recess (contact) make a recess in


SamplesRecess the piece of wood.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)indent

3. recess (change) close at the end of a session


SamplesThe court adjourned.


Synonymsadjourn, break up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cease, end, finish, stop, terminate









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