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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·cess /ˈriˌsɛs, rɪˈ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 re·cess /ˈrɪˌsɛs, rɪˈ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·cess, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recessed; p. pr. & vb. n. Recessing.] To make a recess in; as, to recess a wall.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·cess, n.  A decree of the imperial diet of the old German empire.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·cess n.
 1. A withdrawing or retiring; a moving back; retreat; as, the recess of the tides.
    Every degree of ignorance being so far a recess and degradation from rationality.   --South.
    My recess hath given them confidence that I may be conquered.   --Eikon Basilike.
 2. The state of being withdrawn; seclusion; privacy.
    In the recess of the jury they are to consider the evidence.   --Sir M. Hale.
    Good verse recess and solitude requires.   --Dryden.
 3. Remission or suspension of business or procedure; intermission, as of a legislative body, court, or school; as, the children were allowed to play in the school yard during recess.
    The recess of . . . Parliament lasted six weeks.   --Macaulay.
 4. Part of a room formed by the receding of the wall, as an alcove, niche, etc.
    A bed which stood in a deep recess.   --W. Irving.
 5. A place of retirement, retreat, secrecy, or seclusion.
 Departure from this happy place, our sweet
 Recess, and only consolation left.   --Milton.
 6. Secret or abstruse part; as, the difficulties and recesses of science; the deepest recesses of the mind.
 7. Bot. & Zool. A sinus.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a state of abeyance or suspended business [syn: deferral]
      2: a small concavity [syn: recession, niche, corner]
      3: an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky
         headlands) [syn: inlet]
      4: an enclosure that is set back or indented [syn: niche]
      5: a pause from doing something (as work); "we took a 10-minute
         break"; "he took time out to recuperate" [syn: respite,
         break, time out]
      v 1: put into a recess; "recess lights"
      2: make a recess in; "recess the piece of wood"
      3: close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned" [syn: adjourn,
          break up]