how to pronounce recess

ɹɪsɛs

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meanings of recess

noun:

  1. A place of retirement, retreat, secrecy, or seclusion.
  2. A time of play during the school day, usually on a playground; (Britain) break, playtime.
  3. An inset, hole, space or opening.
  4. A withdrawing or retiring; a moving back; retreat.
  5. The state of being withdrawn; seclusion; privacy.
  6. A break, pause or vacation.
  7. A secret or abstruse part.
  8. A sinus.
  9. A decree of the imperial diet of the old German empire.

verb:

  1. To appoint, with a recess appointment.
  2. To take or declare a break.
  3. To make a recess in.
  4. To inset into something, or to recede.

adjective:

  1. Remote, distant (in time or place).