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Another word for recess

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Noun
  1. A pause or interval, as from work or duty

      1. One that breathes, especially in a specified manner:
      2. A short rest period:
      3. An activity, such as strenuous exercise, that causes difficult breathing.
      1. A brief cessation of play at the request of a sports team or an official for rest, consultation, or making substitutions.
      2. A short break from work or play.
      3. A corrective measure or punishment for young children in which they are separated from others for a brief period.
      1. A period of inactivity, relaxation, or sleep:
      2. Sleep or the refreshment resulting from inactivity or sleep:
      3. The repose of death:
      1. A usually short period of rest or relief.
      2. Temporary suspension of the execution of a sentence.
      3. Forbearance or delay, as granted in the payment of a debt.
      1. An interval between periods of activity, as between the acts of a play.
      1. To cause to separate into pieces suddenly or violently; smash.
      2. To divide into pieces, as by bending or cutting:
      3. To separate into components or parts:
    See also:

    continue

Verb
  1. To interrupt regular activity for a short period

      1. To cause to separate into pieces suddenly or violently; smash.
      2. To divide into pieces, as by bending or cutting:
      3. To separate into components or parts:

Another word for recess

Noun
  1. An intermission

      1. One that breathes, especially in a specified manner:
      2. A short rest period:
      3. An activity, such as strenuous exercise, that causes difficult breathing.
      1. A short break from work during which coffee or other refreshments may be consumed.
      1. A suspension of movement or progress, especially a temporary one:
      2. To cause to stop:
      3. To stop; pause:
      1. An interval of time between one event, process, or period and another.
      2. Belonging to, serving during, or taking place during an intermediate interval of time; temporary:
      1. A space between objects, points, or units, especially when making uniform amounts of separation:
      2. An amount of time between events, especially of uniform duration separating events in a series:
      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.
      1. The interval of time between the end of a sovereign's reign and the accession of a successor.
      2. A period of temporary suspension of the usual functions of government or control.
      3. A gap in continuity.
      1. An interruption or temporary cessation, as of an activity or of the application of a rule or law.
      2. A temporary prohibition or exclusion, as from attending school or enjoying a privilege, especially as a punishment.
      3. A postponement, as of a judgment, opinion, or decision.
      1. To close (an opening or hole) by covering, filling in, or plugging up:
      2. To constrict (an opening or orifice):
      3. To obstruct or block passage on (a road, for example).
      1. A bringing or coming to an end; a ceasing:
      1. An opportunity to prepare for or have a respite from a difficult situation.
      1. To cause to sleep or rest; soothe or calm:
      2. To deceive into trustfulness:
      3. To become calm:
      1. The period of time when something, such as a factory or a piece of machinery, is not in operation, especially as the result of a malfunction.
      2. A period of time when one is not working or engaged in a planned activity:
      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.
      1. any time taken for rest or not counted toward a work record, score, etc.
      2. a brief suspension of play, as to allow a team to make substitutions or discuss strategy
      3. a disciplinary technique in which a child who misbehaves is sent to be alone for a few minutes so as to calm down before returning to work or play
      1. To cause to separate into pieces suddenly or violently; smash.
      2. To divide into pieces, as by bending or cutting:
      3. To separate into components or parts:
      1. An intervening episode, feature, or period of time:
      2. A short farcical entertainment performed between the acts of a medieval mystery or morality play.
      3. A 16th-century genre of comedy derived from this.
      1. A gap or interruption in space, time, or continuity; a break:
      2. A slight pause that occurs when two immediately adjacent vowels in consecutive syllables are pronounced, as in reality and naive.
      3. A separation, aperture, fissure, or short passage in an organ or body part.
      1. To cease or suspend an action temporarily:
      2. To hesitate:
      3. To linger; tarry:
      1. A period of inactivity, relaxation, or sleep:
      2. Sleep or the refreshment resulting from inactivity or sleep:
      3. The repose of death:
      1. A usually short period of rest or relief.
      2. Temporary suspension of the execution of a sentence.
      3. Forbearance or delay, as granted in the payment of a debt.
  2. An indentation

      1. To fish with a hook and line.
      2. To try to get something by indirect or artful means:
      3. A fishhook or fishing tackle.
      1. A utensil with two or more prongs, used for eating or serving food.
      2. An implement with two or more prongs used for raising, carrying, piercing, or digging.
      3. A bifurcation or separation into two or more branches or parts.
      1. 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.
      2. Something on which one depends, often excessively:
      3. A forked support or part.
      1. Having a cavity, gap, or space within:
      2. Deeply indented or concave; sunken:
      3. Without substance or character:
      1. 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.
      2. A flared opening for a gun in a wall or parapet.
      1. The act or an instance of becoming open or being made to open:
      2. A gap, breach, or aperture:
      3. A clearing in the woods.
      1. The body opening through which an animal takes in food.
      2. The cavity lying at the upper end of the digestive tract, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in humans and certain other vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth.
      3. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech.
      1. A small compartment or recess, as in a desk, for holding papers; a cubbyhole.
      2. A specific, often oversimplified category.
      3. The small hole or holes in a pigeon loft for nesting.
      1. A recess in a wall, as for holding a statue or urn.
      2. A cranny, hollow, or crevice, as in rock.
      3. A situation or activity specially suited to a person's interests, abilities, or nature:
      1. The position at which two lines, surfaces, or edges meet and form an angle:
      2. The area enclosed or bounded by an angle formed in this manner:
      3. The place where two roads or streets join or intersect.
      1. A depression in a surface made by pressure or a blow:
      2. A significant, usually diminishing effect or impression:
      3. Meaningful progress; headway:
      1. To cause to separate into pieces suddenly or violently; smash.
      2. To divide into pieces, as by bending or cutting:
      3. To separate into components or parts:
    See also:

    hole

  3. A recessed space

      1. A body of water partially enclosed by land but with a wide mouth, affording access to the sea:
      2. An area of land, such as an arm of prairie partially enclosed by woodland, that resembles in shape or formation a partially enclosed body of water.
      1. A small sheltered bay in the shoreline of a sea, river, or lake.
      2. A recess or small valley in the side of a mountain.
      3. A cave or cavern.
      1. An underground vault or chamber, especially one beneath a church that is used as a burial place.
      2. A small pit, recess, or glandular cavity in the body.
      1. A cabinet or enclosed recess for linens, household supplies, or clothing.
      2. A small private chamber, as for study or prayer.
      3. A water closet; a toilet.
      1. A usually semicircular or polygonal, often vaulted recess, especially the termination of the sanctuary end of a church.
      2. An apsis.
      1. A sudden attack made from a concealed position.
      2. Those hiding in order to attack by surprise:
      3. The hiding place used for such an attack:
      1. a place where something or someone may be safely hidden
      1. A bay window projecting from an upper floor, supported from below with corbels or brackets.
      1. A small opening, as in a wall or rock face; a crevice.
      1. A recess in a wall, as for holding a statue or urn.
      2. A cranny, hollow, or crevice, as in rock.
      3. A situation or activity specially suited to a person's interests, abilities, or nature:
      1. A small corner, alcove, or recess, especially one in a large room.
      2. A hidden or secluded spot.
      1. A recess or partly enclosed extension connected to or forming part of a room.
      2. A secluded structure, such as a bower, in a garden.
      1. A partially partitioned nook in or near the stacks in a library, used for private study.
      1. A small compartment, as for work or study.
      2. A small sleeping compartment, especially within a dormitory.
      1. A narrow confining room, as in a prison or convent.
      2. A small enclosed cavity or space, such as a compartment in a honeycomb or within a plant ovary or an area bordered by veins in an insect's wing.
      3. The smallest structural unit of an organism that is capable of independent functioning, consisting of cytoplasm, usually one nucleus, and various other organelles, all surrounded by a semipermeable cell membrane.
    See also:

    hole