Definition and Meanings for recess
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Part of Speech of recess
noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
Etymology of recess
Meaning of recess
- a withdrawing or retiring; a moving back; retreat; as, the recess of the tides.
- the state of being withdrawn; seclusion; privacy.
- remission or suspension of business or procedure; intermission, as of a legislative body, court, or school; as, the children were allowed to play in the school yard during recess.
- part of a room formed by the receding of the wall, as an alcove, niche, etc.
- a place of retirement, retreat, secrecy, or seclusion.
- secret or abstruse part; as, the difficulties and recesses of science; the deepest recesses of the mind.
- a sinus.
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to make a recess in; as, to recess a wall.
- a decree of the imperial diet of the old german empire.