Synonyms for recess

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : ri-ses, ree-ses
Phonetic Transcription : rɪˈsɛs, ˈri sɛs

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Définition of recess

Origin :
  • 1530s, "act of receding," from Latin recessus "a going back, retreat," from recessum, past participle of recedere "to recede" (see recede). Meaning "hidden or remote part" first recorded 1610s; that of "period of stopping from usual work" is from 1620s, probably from parliamentary notion of "recessing" into private chambers.
  • noun niche, corner
  • noun break, interval in action
  • verb stop action
Example sentences :
  • Then she went with Rico to school and back again, and in recess they were also together.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri
  • At every recess hour the forces gathered for the exciting sport.
  • Extract from : « The Boy Life of Napoleon » by Eugenie Foa
  • I only hope he's not in that recess or deep doorway now, if it leads into your mountain.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson
  • It was recess and the campus was overflowing with boys and girls, but Pat was alone.
  • Extract from : « The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys » by Gulielma Zollinger
  • On either side a recess in the wall had been fitted up as a couch.
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • This recess was made beautiful by blue and white Dutch tiles.
  • Extract from : « Harper's Young People, October 26, 1880 » by Various
  • Upon any recess from war, they do not much attend the chase.
  • Extract from : « Tacitus on Germany » by Tacitus
  • From a recess covered by a shawl running on a string she took down her bodice.
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
  • He motioned the doctor back into the recess of the bay-window.
  • Extract from : « Pretty Madcap Dorothy » by Laura Jean Libbey
  • Terrified, the fox crawled slowly into the recess of the den.
  • Extract from : « Creatures of the Night » by Alfred W. Rees

Antonyms for recess

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