Recess vs. Vacation

Recess vs. Vacation — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Recess and Vacation

Recessnoun

A temporary cessation of the customary activities of an engagement, occupation, or pursuit

The chairman of the committee called for a recess until Thursday.

Vacationnoun

A period of time devoted to pleasure, rest, or relaxation, especially one with pay granted to an employee.

Recessnoun

A period in the school day during which students are given time to play or relax.

Vacationnoun

A holiday.

Recessnoun

often recesses A remote, secret, or secluded place

a bird that lives deep in the recesses of the forest.

Vacationnoun

A fixed period of holidays, especially one during which a school, court, or business suspends activities.

Recessnoun

An indentation or small hollow

Dirt accumulated in the recesses of the statue.

Vacationnoun

The act or an instance of vacating.

Recessnoun

An alcove.

Vacationverb

To take or spend a vacation.

Recessverb

To place in a recess.

Vacationnoun

Freedom from some business or activity.

Recessverb

To create or fashion a recess in

recessed a portion of the wall.

Vacationnoun

(obsolete) Free time given over to a specific purpose; occupation, activity.

Recessverb

To suspend for a recess

The committee chair recessed the hearings.

Vacationnoun

A period during which official activity or business is formally suspended; an official holiday from university, law courts etc.

Recessverb

To take a recess

The investigators recessed for lunch.

Vacationnoun

(North America) A holiday; a stretch of leisure time away from work or duty and devoted to rest or pleasure.

Recessnoun

A break, pause or vacation.

Spring recess offers a good chance to travel.

Vacationnoun

The act of vacating something; moving out.

The Conservative Party’s vacation of the centre ground gave an opportunity to its opponents.

Recessnoun

An inset, hole, space or opening.

Put a generous recess behind the handle for finger space.

Vacationnoun

The act of making legally void.

Recessnoun

A time of play during the school day, usually on a playground; (UK) break, playtime.

Students who do not listen in class will not play outside during recess.

Vacationverb

(intransitive) To spend or take a vacation.

This year, we’re vacationing in Mexico.

Recessnoun

A decree of the imperial diet of the old German empire.

Vacationnoun

leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure;

we get two weeks of vacation every summerwe took a short holiday in Puerto Rico

Recessnoun

(archaic) A withdrawing or retiring; a moving back; retreat.

the recess of the tides

Vacationnoun

the act of making something legally void

Recessnoun

(archaic) The state of being withdrawn; seclusion; privacy.

Vacationverb

spend or take a vacation

Recessnoun

(archaic) A place of retirement, retreat, secrecy, or seclusion.

Recessnoun

A secret or abstruse part.

the difficulties and recesses of science

Recessnoun

A sinus.

Recessverb

To inset into something, or to recede.

Wow, look at how that gargoyle recesses into the rest of architecture.Recess the screw so it does not stick out.

Recessverb

(intransitive) To take or declare a break.

This court shall recess for its normal two hour lunch now.Class will recess for 20 minutes.

Recessverb

To appoint, with a recess appointment.

Recessverb

To make a recess in.

to recess a wall

Recessadjective

Remote, distant (in time or place).

Recessnoun

a state of abeyance or suspended business

Recessnoun

a small concavity

Recessnoun

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

Recessnoun

an enclosure that is set back or indented

Recessnoun

a pause from doing something (as work);

we took a 10-minute breakhe took time out to recuperate

Recessverb

put into a recess;

recess lights

Recessverb

make a recess in;

recess the piece of wood

Recessverb

close at the end of a session;

The court adjourned