verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of recess
Synonyms for recess
Related Words for recessclosure, layoff, hiatus, vacation, pause, lull, time-out, suspension, holiday, respite, adjourn, terminate, dissolve, heart, cranny, hollow, dent, cubicle, depression, slot
Examples from the Web for recess
Contemporary Examples of recess
Congress returns from recess next week and has two weeks of session before adjourning again until after the election.After Steven Sotloff Murder, Congress Demands a Vote on Obama’s ISIS War
September 2, 2014
With Congress in recess, it seems she had to get back in the spotlight any way she could.Clare Boothe Luce's Vapid Second Act
July 5, 2014
First, the only “recess” that counted was the one that started at the end of a Senate session.
No, recess appointments are a vital safety-catch to allow government to function.Obama Will Lose Recess Appointment Case, but Will Other Presidents Lose Their Power?
January 14, 2014
The Senate had, in fact, been in pro forma session when Obama issued his fiat that the body was in recess.The ‘Defining Issue of Our Time’ Is Obama’s Constitutional Excesses
January 9, 2014
Historical Examples of recess
Then she went with Rico to school and back again, and in recess they were also together.Rico and Wiseli
At every recess hour the forces gathered for the exciting sport.The Boy Life of Napoleon
I only hope he's not in that recess or deep doorway now, if it leads into your mountain.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
It was recess and the campus was overflowing with boys and girls, but Pat was alone.The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys
On either side a recess in the wall had been fitted up as a couch.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
noun (rɪˈsɛs, ˈriːsɛs)
Word Origin for recess
1530s, "act of receding," from Latin recessus "a going back, retreat," from recessum, past participle of recedere "to recede" (see recede). Meaning "hidden or remote part" first recorded 1610s; that of "period of stopping from usual work" is from 1620s, probably from parliamentary notion of "recessing" into private chambers.
1809, from recess (n.). Related: Recessed; recessing.