Synonyms of recess in English:

recess


See definition of recess

noun

1‘two recesses fitted with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves’

SYNONYMS

alcove, bay, niche, nook, corner, inglenook

hollow, cavity

apse

tokonoma

technical oriel, aumbry, exedra

archaic tabernacle

2‘the deepest recesses of Broadcasting House’

SYNONYMS

innermost parts, innermost reaches, remote places, secret places, dark corners, heart, inner sanctum, interior

depths, bowels

informal innards

rare penetralia

"recesses"

3‘the Commons rises for the Christmas recess on Thursday’

SYNONYMS

adjournment, break, interlude, interval, rest, intermission, respite, temporary closure, temporary cessation of business

holiday, vacation, time off

informal breather, time out


verb

1‘we'll recess for lunch and reconvene at 2 pm’

SYNONYMS

adjourn, suspend proceedings, take a recess, break, stop, take a break

informal knock off, take five, take time out