One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘two recesses fitted with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves’
alcove, bay, niche, nook, corner, inglenook
technical oriel, aumbry, exedra
2recesses‘the deepest recesses of Broadcasting House’
innermost parts, innermost reaches, remote places, secret places, dark corners, heart, inner sanctum, interior
3‘the Commons rises for the Christmas recess on Thursday’
adjournment, break, interlude, interval, rest, intermission, respite, temporary closure, temporary cessation of business
holiday, vacation, time off
informal breather, time out
1‘we'll recess for lunch and reconvene at 2 pm’
adjourn, suspend proceedings, take a recess, break, stop, take a break
informal knock off, take five, take time out
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