verb (used without object), re·ced·ed, re·ced·ing.
Origin of recede1
Can be confusedrecede reseed
Definition for recede (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), re·ced·ed, re·ced·ing.
Examples from the Web for recede
He is six feet and 201 pounds and has brown hair that is beginning to recede at the temples.
She was briefly outed by Red as a mole and then allowed to recede into the background again.
My guess is that in the final moments of the season the supernatural elements of the show will recede.
The Qataris need to recede from the stage, Kabul will never trust them.
It is petty, but his constant railing against human nature reminds one of King Canute ordering the tide to recede.
Like a great wave coming to its flood, the armed host of the Confederacy was moving to break at Gettysburg and recede.Charles Carleton Coffin|William Elliot Griffis, D. D.
Sirius seems to recede from the ecliptic about two minutes per century.The Mosaic History of the Creation of the World|Thomas Wood
As we revolve in our orbit we approach or recede any given star, and our rate of motion being known we thus obtain a second test.The Beauties of Nature|Sir John Lubbock
He doubted this and thought Britain would be indisposed to recede.Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie|Andrew Carnegie
As might be reasonably expected, this maximum of heat is so much less considerable as we recede from the focus.Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men|Francois Arago
British Dictionary definitions for recede
- (of a man's hair) to cease to grow at the temples and above the forehead
- (of a man) to start to go bald in this way