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1. recess

verb. ['rɪˈsɛs, ˈriːsɛs'] put into a recess.

Synonyms

  • place
  • pose
  • lay
  • put
  • position

Antonyms

  • activeness
  • attack
  • disarrange
  • deglycerolize

Etymology

  • recessus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Recess

  • princess
  • princess'
  • reprocess

How do you pronounce recess?

Pronounce recess as ˈrisɛs.

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Example sentences of the word recess


1. Noun, singular or mass
The winning team when the class period is over may be rewarded with five extra minutes of recess.

2. Verb, base form
Additionally, neither body can recess more than three days without the approval of the other.

Quotes containing the word recess


1. I could still feel the ghost of him hovering in the quiet, dark recess of my heart. It was as if he was just waiting for me to be lonely, or to let my guard down, so that he could surface and fill my mind again with thoughts of him.
- Colleen Houck

2. recess

noun. ['rɪˈsɛs, ˈriːsɛs'] an enclosure that is set back or indented.

Synonyms

  • bay
  • fireplace
  • apse
  • alcove
  • columbarium
  • enclosure
  • hearth
  • mihrab
  • cinerarium
  • niche
  • apsis

Antonyms

  • hard water
  • saltwater
  • dry
  • empty

Etymology

  • recessus (Latin)

3. recess

noun. ['rɪˈsɛs, ˈriːsɛs'] a small concavity.

Synonyms

  • recession
  • concave shape
  • incurvature
  • corner
  • incurvation
  • pharyngeal recess
  • niche

Antonyms

  • victory
  • continue
  • start
  • middle

Etymology

  • recessus (Latin)

4. recess

noun. ['rɪˈsɛs, ˈriːsɛs'] a state of abeyance or suspended business.

Synonyms

  • deferral
  • suspension

Antonyms

  • imperfection
  • phase in
  • open

Etymology

  • recessus (Latin)

5. recess

verb. ['rɪˈsɛs, ˈriːsɛs'] make a recess in.

Antonyms

  • activity

Etymology

  • recessus (Latin)

6. recess

noun. ['rɪˈsɛs, ˈriːsɛs'] an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands).

Synonyms

  • body of water
  • sea
  • cove
  • lake
  • fiord
  • fjord
  • water
  • inlet

Antonyms

  • assemble
  • cry
  • integrate
  • defeat

Etymology

  • recessus (Latin)

7. recess

noun. ['rɪˈsɛs, ˈriːsɛs'] a pause from doing something (as work).

Synonyms

  • time out
  • respite
  • pause
  • break

Antonyms

  • territorial waters
  • international waters
  • high sea
  • soft water

Etymology

  • recessus (Latin)

8. recess

verb. ['rɪˈsɛs, ˈriːsɛs'] close at the end of a session.

Synonyms

  • finish
  • terminate
  • cease
  • adjourn
  • end
  • stop

Antonyms

  • hire
  • birth
  • continuant consonant
  • free

Etymology

  • recessus (Latin)
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