"recess" in the noun sense
1. deferral, recess
a state of abeyance or suspended business
2. recess, recession, niche, corner
a small concavity
3. inlet, recess
an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)
4. recess, niche
an enclosure that is set back or indented
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"
"recess" in the verb sense
put into a recess
make a recess in
"recess the piece of wood"
3. adjourn, recess, break up
close at the end of a session
"The court adjourned"
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