verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- receptor protein,
- recessional moraine,
Origin of recess
Examples from the Web for 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|Josh Rogin|September 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With Congress in recess, it seems she had to get back in the spotlight any way she could.
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?|Andrew Cohen|January 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Ron Christie|January 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Carossa spoke to one of them, who brought forth a stone jar from a recess in the wall.The Texan Star|Joseph A. Altsheler
In many monastic ruins this recess is still open, and, by a slight effort of imagination, can be restored to its pristine use.The Care of Books|John Willis Clark
At recess there was a hurried consultation among the "stand-patters."My Life|Josiah Flynt
In this way a species of recess (Spigelian recess or hepatic antrum of lesser sac) is formed.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity|George. S. Huntington
He chanced to take the direction to a recess between the book-case and the porcelain cabinet.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 1 (of 4)|Jane Porter
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.