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Definition of Recess


  1. A withdrawing or retiring; a moving back; retreat; as, the recess of the tides.
  2. The state of being withdrawn; seclusion; privacy.
  3. Remission or suspension of business or procedure; intermission, as of a legislative body, court, or school.
  4. Part of a room formed by the receding of the wall, as an alcove, niche, etc.
  5. A place of retirement, retreat, secrecy, or seclusion.
  6. Secret or abstruse part; as, the difficulties and recesses of science.
  7. A sinus.
  8. To make a recess in; as, to recess a wall.
  9. A decree of the imperial diet of the old German empire.

Recess Quotations

I don't know about everyone else, but I really loved lunch and recess because it was an opportunity to get carried away with your imagination.
Dichen Lachman

Play is under attack in our nation's schools - and shrinking recess periods are only part of the problem. Homework is increasing. Cities are building new schools without playgrounds. Safety concerns are prompting bans of tag, soccer, and even running on the schoolyard.
Darell Hammond

The 9/11 Commission recently released their report, citing important changes which need to be made to improve our nation's homeland security. I voiced my disappointment with the House leadership when this report was left until after the August recess for action.
Leonard Boswell

All the sculptures of today, like those of the past, will end one day in pieces... So it is important to fashion ones work carefully in its smallest recess and charge every particle of matter with life.
Alberto Giacometti

If you win a Super Bowl before you're fired, you're a genius, and everyone listens to you. But a coach is just a guy whose best class in grammar school was recess and whose best class in high school was P.E. I never thought I was anything but a guy whose best class was P.E.
John Madden
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Recess Translations

recess in Afrikaans is pouse
recess in Dutch is pauze, rust
recess in Finnish is tauko
recess in German is Unterbrechung, Aussparung {f}, Pause, Pause
recess in Italian is interruzione
recess in Portuguese is rebaixo
recess in Spanish is interrupcion, descanso, hueco
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