recess

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
recess

Plural
recesses

  1. (countable & uncountable) A recess is a time away from regular work or study.
    Because of the rain, the children stayed in the school for recess.
    The ministers have gone back to their home ridings during summer recess.
    Maybe I can arrange for you two to meet during a recess or something.
  2. (countable) A recess is an area that goes back away from the main area, usually a small area.
    The door opened into a dark recess where the gun was kept.

Verb[change]

Plain form
recess

Third-person singular
recesses

Past tense
recessed

Past participle
recessed

Present participle
recessing

  1. When you recess, you take or declare a break.