This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. Learn more

Recess synonyms

Sorting by
Votes
A delay or postponement of a sentence, or one granted to a jury or court for further consideration or deliberation. In all cases, it is temporary. A delay or postponement of a sentence, or one granted to a jury or court for further consideration or deliberation. In all cases, it is temporary.
0
1
  1. A delay or postponement of a sentence, or one granted to a jury or court for further consideration or deliberation. In all cases, it is temporary. A delay or postponement of a sentence, or one granted to a jury or court for further consideration or deliberation. In all cases, it is temporary.
  2. A usually short period of rest or relief.
  3. An interval of temporary relief or rest, as from pain, work, or duty; lull
The repose of death:
0
0
  1. The repose of death:
  2. The condition of being settled or resolved:
  3. A period of inactivity, relaxation, or sleep:
A short period of inaction; temporary stop, break, or rest, as in speaking or reading
0
0
  1. A short period of inaction; temporary stop, break, or rest, as in speaking or reading
  2. A sign  indicating this, written above the note or rest
  3. A break, stop, or rest, often for a calculated purpose or effect:
(Anatomy) A separation, aperture, fissure, or short passage in an organ or body part.
0
0
  1. (Anatomy) A separation, aperture, fissure, or short passage in an organ or body part.
  2. (Phonet.) A slight pause in pronunciation between two successive vowels in adjacent words or syllables, as between the sounds represented by the successive e's in he entered and reenter
  3. A gap or interruption in space, time, or continuity; a break:
(Music) A short piece inserted between the parts of a longer composition.
0
0
  1. (Music) A short piece inserted between the parts of a longer composition.
  2. A short play of a sort popular in the Tudor period, either farcical or moralistic in tone and with a plot typically derived from French farce or the morality play
  3. Intervening time or, rarely, space
An escape:
0
0
  1. An escape:
  2. The result of breaking, as a crack, separation, or opening:
  3. The result of this; a gap, interval, pause, omission, rest, etc.
(Sports) A brief suspension of play, as to allow a team to make substitutions or discuss strategy
0
0
  1. (Sports) A brief suspension of play, as to allow a team to make substitutions or discuss strategy
  2. Any time taken for rest or not counted toward a work record, score, etc.
A period of time allowed away from one's normal duties or situation, as an employee away from work, a convict away from incarceration, etc.
0
0
  1. A period of time allowed away from one's normal duties or situation, as an employee away from work, a convict away from incarceration, etc.
A period of time when one is not working or engaged in a planned activity:
0
0
  1. A period of time when one is not working or engaged in a planned activity:
  2. A brief period of inactivity occurring between tasks or obligations; rest, pause, break, etc.
An interval of lessened activity:
0
0
  1. An interval of lessened activity:
  2. A relatively calm interval, as in a storm.
  3. A short period of quiet or of comparative calm, lessened activity, etc.
An opportunity to prepare for or have a respite from a difficult situation.
0
0
  1. An opportunity to prepare for or have a respite from a difficult situation.
  2. An opportunity to rest or give thought to a situation; a short respite.
A bringing or coming to an end; a ceasing:
0
0
  1. A bringing or coming to an end; a ceasing:
  2. (Formal) A ceasing or discontinuance, as of action, whether temporary or final.
  3. A ceasing, or stopping, either forever or for some time
(Nautical) A line used for securing something temporarily:
0
0
  1. (Nautical) A line used for securing something temporarily:
  2. A place at which someone or something stops:
  3. The act of stopping or the condition of being stopped:
A supporting device or framework upon or from which something is suspended
0
0
  1. A supporting device or framework upon or from which something is suspended
  2. (Music) The prolongation of one or more tones of a chord into a following chord to create a temporary dissonance.
  3. A mixture in which small particles of a substance are dispersed throughout a gas or liquid. If a suspension is left undisturbed, the particles are likely to settle to the bottom. The particles in a suspension are larger than those in either a colloid or a solution. Muddy water is an example of a suspension.
Any break in a series or in a continuity; interval
0
0
  1. Any break in a series or in a continuity; interval
  2. A suspension of governmental or administrative functions; period without the usual ruler, governor, etc.
  3. The interval of time between the end of a sovereign's reign and the accession of a successor.
(Math.) The set containing all numbers between two given numbers: it may include one, both, or neither end point
0
0
  1. (Math.) The set containing all numbers between two given numbers: it may include one, both, or neither end point
  2. A space between objects, points, or units, especially when making uniform amounts of separation:
  3. A segment of an athletic workout in which an athlete runs, swims, or does other exercise over a series of predetermined distances at regular time increments with intermittent rests.
An interval of time between one event, process, or period and another.
0
0
  1. An interval of time between one event, process, or period and another.
(Dated) Lameness; a limp.
0
0
  1. (Dated) Lameness; a limp.
  2. A command to stop
  3. A suspension of movement or progress, especially a temporary one:
A short break from work during which coffee or other refreshments may be consumed.
0
0
  1. A short break from work during which coffee or other refreshments may be consumed.
  2. A brief respite from work when coffee or other refreshment is typically taken
One who breathes in a certain way
0
0
  1. One who breathes in a certain way
  2. A short break; a rest or respite.
  3. (Informal) A pause as for rest
(Geology) A marked change in topography such as a fault or deep valley.
0
0
  1. (Geology) A marked change in topography such as a fault or deep valley.
  2. (Games) The opening shot that scatters the grouped balls in billiards or pool.
  3. The result of breaking, as a crack, separation, or opening:
A toothlike projection as in a gearwheel, lock, etc.
0
0
  1. A toothlike projection as in a gearwheel, lock, etc.
  2. (Informal) Meaningful progress; headway:
  3. A depression in a surface made by pressure or a blow:
A corner kick in soccer.
0
0
  1. A corner kick in soccer.
  2. (--- Baseball) Either side of home plate, toward or away from the batter.
  3. The area enclosed or bounded by an angle formed in this manner:
A place or position particularly suitable to the person or thing in it
0
0
  1. A place or position particularly suitable to the person or thing in it
  2. The function or position of a species within an ecological community. A species's niche includes the physical environment to which it has become adapted as well as its role as producer and consumer of food resources.
  3. A recess or hollow in a wall, as for a statue, bust, or vase
A specific, often oversimplified category.
0
0
  1. A specific, often oversimplified category.
  2. A small, open compartment, as in a desk, for filing papers
Impudent or vulgar talk:
0
0
  1. Impudent or vulgar talk:
  2. The mouth regarded as the organ of chewing and tasting
  3. A spokesperson; a mouthpiece:
A becoming open or causing to be open
0
0
  1. A becoming open or causing to be open
  2. The act or an instance of becoming open or being made to open:
  3. A gap, breach, or aperture:
The slanting indentation in a wall for a door or window, such that the space is larger on the inside than the outside.
0
0
  1. The slanting indentation in a wall for a door or window, such that the space is larger on the inside than the outside.
  2. An opening in a thick wall for a door or window, especially one with sides angled so that the opening is larger on the inside of the wall than on the outside.
  3. An opening (in a wall or parapet) with the sides slanting outward to increase the angle of fire of a gun
An indented or concave surface or area.
0
0
  1. An indented or concave surface or area.
  2. A small valley between hills or mountains.
  3. A cavity, gap, or space:
(Archaic) The crotch of a person or animal.
0
0
  1. (Archaic) The crotch of a person or animal.
  2. Something on which one depends, often excessively:
  3. A support used by an injured or disabled person, often in pairs, as an aid to walking, having a vertical shaft that is sometimes forked, a horizontal grip for the hand, and a crosspiece that is positioned under the armpit or a cuff that wraps around the forearm.
One of the branches of such a bifurcation or separation:
0
0
  1. One of the branches of such a bifurcation or separation:
  2. The point at which such a bifurcation or separation occurs:
  3. The point where a river, road, etc. is divided into two or more branches, or where branches join to form a river, road, etc.
A member of a Germanic tribe first mentioned by Tacitus, one of several which invaded Britain and merged to become the Anglo-Saxons.
0
0
  1. A member of a Germanic tribe first mentioned by Tacitus, one of several which invaded Britain and merged to become the Anglo-Saxons.
  2. A sharp or projecting corner, as of a building.
  3. A sharp or projecting corner
A cell phone.
0
0
  1. A cell phone.
  2. A single unit that converts radiant energy into electric energy:
  3. A storm cell.
A small compartment, as for work or study.
0
0
  1. A small compartment, as for work or study.
  2. A small sleeping compartment, especially within a dormitory.
  3. Any small compartment, as for study; often, specif., a workstation set off by partitions, typically one of several in an office
A quarrel, or square-headed arrow.
0
0
  1. A quarrel, or square-headed arrow.
  2. A partially partitioned nook in or near the stacks in a library, used for private study.
  3. A small cubicle, typically in a library, designed to provide privacy for a person studying, reading, using a computer, etc.
A recess or partly enclosed extension connected to or forming part of a room.
0
0
  1. A recess or partly enclosed extension connected to or forming part of a room.
  2. A recessed section of a room, as a breakfast nook
  3. A small recessed area set off from a larger room.
A hidden or secluded spot.
0
0
  1. A hidden or secluded spot.
  2. A small recess or secluded spot; retreat
  3. A small corner, alcove, or recess, especially one in a large room.
(Ecol.) The particular role of an individual species or organism in its community and its environment, including its behavior and its position in the food cycle
0
0
  1. (Ecol.) The particular role of an individual species or organism in its community and its environment, including its behavior and its position in the food cycle
  2. A special area of demand for a product or service:
  3. A recess or hollow in a wall, as for a statue, bust, or vase
A small, narrow opening; crack, as in a wall
0
0
  1. A small, narrow opening; crack, as in a wall
A large window built out from a wall and resting on a bracket or a corbel; bay window
0
0
  1. A large window built out from a wall and resting on a bracket or a corbel; bay window
  2. A bay window projecting from an upper floor, supported from below with corbels or brackets.
A place where something or someone may be safely hidden
0
0
  1. A place where something or someone may be safely hidden
The act of so lying in wait to attack
0
0
  1. The act of so lying in wait to attack
  2. A surprise attack made by persons waiting in ambush
  3. Those hiding in order to attack by surprise:
(Astronomy) An apsis.
0
0
  1. (Astronomy) An apsis.
  2. (Architecture) A usually semicircular or polygonal, often vaulted recess, especially the termination of the sanctuary end of a church.
  3. A semicircular or polygonal projection of a building, esp. one at the east end of a church, with a domed or vaulted roof
A state of secrecy or cautious privacy:
0
0
  1. A state of secrecy or cautious privacy:
  2. A cabinet or enclosed recess for linens, household supplies, or clothing.
  3. A small room or cupboard for clothes, household supplies, linens, etc.
(Anat.) Any of various recesses, glandular cavities, or follicles in the body
0
0
  1. (Anat.) Any of various recesses, glandular cavities, or follicles in the body
  2. An underground chamber or vault, as one under the main floor of a church, often, esp. formerly, serving as a burial place
  3. (Anatomy) A small pit, recess, or glandular cavity in the body.
A trough for concealed light fixtures on a wall near a ceiling
0
0
  1. A trough for concealed light fixtures on a wall near a ceiling
  2. A small bay or inlet
  3. A small sheltered bay in the shoreline of a sea, river, or lake.
A body of water partially enclosed by land but with a wide mouth, affording access to the sea:
0
0
  1. A body of water partially enclosed by land but with a wide mouth, affording access to the sea:
  2. A section or compartment, as in a service station, barn, or aircraft, that is set off for a specific purpose:
  3. Sick bay
An escape:
0
0
  1. An escape:
  2. The result of breaking, as a crack, separation, or opening:
  3. The result of this; a gap, interval, pause, omission, rest, etc.
0
0
  1. A break between two performances or sessions, such as at a concert, play, seminar, or religious assembly.
  2. An interval between periods of activity, as between the acts of a play.
  3. An interval of time between periods of activity; extended pause, as between acts of a play
A delay or postponement of a sentence, or one granted to a jury or court for further consideration or deliberation. In all cases, it is temporary. A delay or postponement of a sentence, or one granted to a jury or court for further consideration or deliberation. In all cases, it is temporary.
0
0
  1. A delay or postponement of a sentence, or one granted to a jury or court for further consideration or deliberation. In all cases, it is temporary. A delay or postponement of a sentence, or one granted to a jury or court for further consideration or deliberation. In all cases, it is temporary.
  2. A usually short period of rest or relief.
  3. An interval of temporary relief or rest, as from pain, work, or duty; lull
The condition of being settled or resolved:
0
0
  1. The condition of being settled or resolved:
  2. A period of inactivity, relaxation, or sleep:
  3. The repose of death:
A corrective measure or punishment for young children in which they are separated from others for a brief period.
0
0
  1. A corrective measure or punishment for young children in which they are separated from others for a brief period.
  2. A short break from work or play.
  3. (Sports) A brief cessation of play at the request of a sports team or an official for rest, consultation, or making substitutions.
One who breathes in a certain way
0
0
  1. One who breathes in a certain way
  2. A short break; a rest or respite.
  3. (Informal) A pause as for rest
To cause to give up a habit:
0
0
  1. To cause to give up a habit:
  2. To exchange for smaller monetary units:
  3. To fail to conform to; violate:
Find another word for recess. In this page you can discover 61 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for recess, like: respite, rest, pause, hiatus, interlude, break, timeout, time-off, downtime, lull and breathing-spell.