Synonyms for recess

Synonyms for (noun) recess

Synonyms: recess, respite, time out, break

Definition: a pause from doing something (as work)

Usage: we took a 10-minute break; he took time out to recuperate

Similar words: pause

Definition: temporary inactivity


Synonyms: recess, niche

Definition: an enclosure that is set back or indented

Similar words: enclosure

Definition: a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose


Synonyms: inlet, recess

Definition: an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)

Similar words: body of water, water

Definition: the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)

Usage: they invaded our territorial waters; they were sitting by the water's edge


Synonyms: corner, niche, recess, recession

Definition: a small concavity

Similar words: incurvation, incurvature, concave shape, concavity

Definition: a shape that curves or bends inward


Synonyms: recess, deferral

Definition: a state of abeyance or suspended business

Similar words: suspension, abeyance

Definition: temporary cessation or suspension

Synonyms for (verb) recess

Synonyms: break up, adjourn, recess

Definition: close at the end of a session

Usage: The court adjourned

Similar words: cease, stop, terminate, finish, end

Definition: have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical

Usage: the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed; Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other; My property ends by the bushes; The symphony ends in a pianissimo


Synonyms: recess

Definition: make a recess in

Usage: recess the piece of wood

Similar words: indent

Definition: notch the edge of or make jagged


Synonyms: recess

Definition: put into a recess

Usage: recess lights

Similar words: put, place, pose, position, set, lay

Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location

Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point