recess

  • 1 recess — re·cess / rē ˌses, ri ses/ n: a temporary adjournment of a trial, hearing, or legislative session recess vb Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. recess …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Recess — may refer to: Recess (break), a break period Recess (motion), in parliamentary procedure Recess (Holy Roman Empire), the official record of decisions of an Imperial Diet Recess (TV series), an animated series by Disney GWU Recess, a student… …

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  • 3 Recess — Re*cess (r[ e]*s[e^]s ), n. [L. recessus, fr. recedere, recessum. See {Recede}.] 1. A withdrawing or retiring; a moving back; retreat; as, the recess of the tides. [1913 Webster] Every degree of ignorance being so far a recess and degradation… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 recess — [rē′ses; ] also, & for v. usually [, ri ses′] n. [L recessus < pp. of recedere: see RECEDE1] 1. a receding or hollow place, as in a surface, wall, etc.; niche 2. a secluded, withdrawn, or inner place [subterranean recesses, the recesses of the …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Recess — Re*cess , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Recessed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Recessing}.] To make a recess in; as, to recess a wall. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Recess — Título Recess (Estados Unidos) Frímínútur (Islandia) Recreo (Latinoamérica)) Hora do Recreio (Brazil) Chuti (panyabi) Grosse Pause (Alemania) Ricreazione (Italia) Het Speelplein (Holanda) Rasten (Suecia) Friminutt (Noruega) Tehtava (Finlandia)… …

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  • 7 recess — [n1] niche, corner alcove, ambush, angle, apse, bay, break, carrel, cavity, cell, closet, cove, cranny, crutch, crypt, cubicle, dent, depression, depths, embrasure, fork, heart, hiding place, hole, hollow, indentation, mouth, nook, opening, oriel …

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  • 8 Recess — Re*cess , n. [G.] A decree of the imperial diet of the old German empire. Brande & C. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Recess — Recess. См. Углубление. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …

    Словарь металлургических терминов

  • 10 Recess — Recess, Vergleich, Vertrag, sei es mündlich oder schriftlich …

    Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • 11 recess — n *pause, respite, lull, intermission Analogous words: withdrawal, retirement (see corresponding verbs at GO): *break, interruption, interval, gap: relaxation, leisure, *rest …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 recess — The dominant pronunciation of both the noun and the verb is with the stress on the second syllable, but the noun is increasingly heard with the stress on the first syllable …

    Modern English usage

  • 13 recess — ► NOUN 1) a small space set back in a wall. 2) a hollow in something. 3) (recesses) remote, secluded, or secret places. 4) a break between sessions of a parliament, law court, etc. 5) chiefly N. Amer. a break between school classes. ► VERB …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 recess — noun 1 period when a parliament, etc. does not meet ADJECTIVE ▪ August (AmE), Christmas (esp. BrE), Easter (esp. AmE), holiday (AmE), summer, Whitsun (BrE), winter (AmE) …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 recess — n. 1) to take a recess 2) a spring; summer; winter recess 3) in recess (parliament was in recess) * * * [rɪ ses] summer winter recess a spring to take a recess in recess (parliament was in recess) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 recess — noun /rəˈsɛs / (say ruh ses), /ˈrisɛs / (say reeses) 1. a part or space that is set back or recedes, as a bay or an alcove in a room. 2. an indentation in a line or extent of coast, hills, forest, etc. 3. (usually plural) a secluded inner area or …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 recess — I. noun Etymology: Latin recessus, from recedere to recede Date: 1531 1. the action of receding ; recession 2. a hidden, secret, or secluded place or part 3. a. indentation, cleft < a deep recess in the hill > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 recess — /ri ses , ree ses/, n. 1. temporary withdrawal or cessation from the usual work or activity. 2. a period of such withdrawal. 3. a receding part or space, as a bay or alcove in a room. 4. an indentation in a line or extent of coast, hills, forest …

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  • 19 recess — [[t]rɪse̱s, ri͟ːses[/t]] recesses, recessing, recessed 1) N COUNT: also in/from N A recess is a break between the periods of work of an official body such as a committee, a court of law, or a government. The conference broke for a recess, but the …

    English dictionary

  • 20 recess — re•cess [[t]rɪˈsɛs, ˈri sɛs[/t]] n. 1) a temporary withdrawal or cessation from the usual work or activity; break 2) a period of such withdrawal: a five minute recess[/ex] 3) a receding part or space, as an alcove in a room 4) an indentation, as… …

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