recess has definitions from the field of geography
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[ verb ] put into a recess

Examples

"recess lights"

Used in print

(McCall's Needlework and Crafts, Spring-Summer,...)

Recess base slightly to allow room for stopper .

(Anne McCaffrey, "The Ship Who Sang," 7th...)

Her permanent titanium shell was recessed behind an even more indestructible barrier in the central shaft of the scout ship .

Related terms

situate put

2
[ noun ] an enclosure that is set back or indented

Synonyms

niche

3
[ noun ] a small concavity
4
[ noun ] a state of abeyance or suspended business

Synonyms

deferral

Related terms

abeyance

5
[ verb ] close at the end of a session

Synonyms

adjourn break_up

Examples

"The court adjourned"

Related terms

terminate end respite

6
[ verb ] make a recess in

Examples

"recess the piece of wood"

Related terms

indent

7
[ noun ] (geography) an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)

Synonyms

inlet cove

8
[ noun ] a pause from doing something (as work)

Examples

"we took a 10-minute break" "he took time out to recuperate"

Related terms

pause spring_break pause

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