verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of recess
Synonyms for recess
Related Words for recessingclosure, 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 recessing
Historical Examples of recessing
A special device is used for recessing and will be described later.Turning and Boring
Franklin D. Jones
The most advanced detail which occurs in pre-Conquest buildings is the recessing of arches in orders.
This difficulty may be overcome by recessing the wheel face, as in Fig. 2043, in which the wheel is shown in section.
The recessing should extend half way up the radial back of the tooth at t.Watch and Clock Escapements
noun (rɪˈsɛs, ˈriːsɛs)
Word Origin for recess
1809, from recess (n.). Related: Recessed; recessing.
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.