1. [ verb ] put into a recess

"recess lights"

Related terms: situate put
2. [ noun ] an enclosure that is set back or indented
Synonyms: niche
Related terms: enclosure fireplace apse cinerarium mihrab alcove
3. [ noun ] a small concavity
Synonyms: corner niche recession
Related terms: concavity pharyngeal_recess corner
4. [ noun ] a state of abeyance or suspended business
Synonyms: deferral
Related terms: abeyance
5. [ verb ] close at the end of a session
Synonyms: adjourn break_up

"The court adjourned"

Related terms: terminate end respite
6. [ verb ] make a recess in

"recess the piece of wood"

Related terms: indent
7. [ noun ] (geography) an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)
Synonyms: inlet cove
Related terms: body_of_water cove gulf_of_aegina fjord loch bristol_channel zuider_zee white_sea sea lake
8. [ noun ] a pause from doing something (as work)
Synonyms: respite break time_out

"we took a 10-minute break" "he took time out to recuperate"

Related terms: pause spring_break pause
Similar spelling:   rejoice