from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having a recess or recesses.
  • adjective rare Withdrawn; secluded.
  • adjective (Arch.) one of a series of arches constructed one within another so as to correspond with splayed jambs of a doorway, or the like.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective set back; located in a hole, space, or opening.
  • adjective withdrawn; secluded
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of recess.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective resembling an alcove
  • adjective having a sunken area


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