1. deferral, recess, abeyance, suspension

usage: a state of abeyance or suspended business

2. recess, recession, niche, corner, concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature

usage: a small concavity

3. inlet, recess, body of water, water

usage: an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)

4. recess, niche, enclosure

usage: an enclosure that is set back or indented

5. respite, recess, break, time out, pause

usage: a pause from doing something (as work); "we took a 10-minute break"; "he took time out to recuperate"


1. recess, put, set, place, pose, position, lay

usage: put into a recess; "recess lights"

2. recess, indent

usage: make a recess in; "recess the piece of wood"

3. adjourn, recess, break up, end, stop, finish, terminate, cease

usage: close at the end of a session; "The court adjourned"

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