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Noun recess has 5 senses
  1. deferral, recess - a state of abeyance or suspended business
    --1 is a kind of abeyance, suspension
  2. recess, recession, niche, corner - a small concavity
    --2 is a kind of concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature
    --2 has particulars: pharyngeal recess
    Derived forms: verb recess2, verb recess1
  3. inlet, recess - an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)
    --3 is a kind of body of water, water
    --3 is a part of sea; lake
    --3 has particulars:
     Bristol Channel; cove; fjord, fiord; loch; Saronic Gulf, Gulf of Aegina; White Sea; Zuider Zee
  4. recess, niche - an enclosure that is set back or indented
    --4 is a kind of enclosure
    --4 has particulars:
     alcove, bay; apse, apsis; columbarium, cinerarium; fireplace, hearth, open fireplace; mihrab
    Derived form: verb recess1
  5. respite, recess, break, time out - a pause from doing something (as work); "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate"
    --5 is a kind of pause
    --5 has particulars: spring break
    Derived form: verb recess3
Verb recess has 3 senses
  1. recess - put into a recess; "recess lights"
    --1 is one way to
    put, set, place, pose, position, lay
    Derived forms: noun recess4, noun recess2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. recess - make a recess in; "recess the piece of wood"
    --2 is one way to
    Derived form: noun recess2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. adjourn, recess, break up - close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned"
    --3 is one way to end, stop, finish, terminate, cease
    Derived form: noun recess5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
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