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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 The state of being withdrawn; seclusion; privacy.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 used to sit on the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue and wonder why the Senate was always going into recess, until in my first year I realized how intense the pressure was.
Hillary Clinton

My favorite subject was recess. Fortunately for me, I had a mother who believed I was smart.
Benjamin Carson

And though thou notest from thy safe recess old friends burn dim, like lamps in noisome air love them for what they are; nor love them less, because to thee they are not what they were.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

Right now many schools have no recess. Most schools have no PE.
Richard Simmons
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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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