Recessed
Recess \Re*cess"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Recessed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Recessing}.] To make a recess in; as, to recess a wall. [1913 Webster]

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  • Recessed — Re*cessed (r[ e]*s[e^]st ), a. 1. Having a recess or recesses; as, a recessed arch or wall. [1913 Webster] 2. Withdrawn; secluded. [R.] Comfortably recessed from curious impertinents. Miss Edgeworth. [1913 Webster] {Recessed arch} (Arch.), one of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recessed — [[t]ri͟ːsest[/t]] ADJ If something such as a door or window is recessed, it is set into the wall that surrounds it. ...a wide passage, lit from one side by recessed windows. ...thick glass recessed into the ceiling …   English dictionary

  • recessed — adj. Recessed is used with these nouns: ↑lighting, ↑panel …   Collocations dictionary

  • recessed — re|cessed [rıˈsest US ˈri:sest, rıˈsest] adj fitted into a part of a wall that is further back than the rest of the wall ▪ a recessed bookshelf …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • recessed — re|cessed [ rı sest, ri,sest ] adjective set in a recess in a wall a. a recessed wall has a recess …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • recessed — adjective fitted into a part of a wall that is further back than the rest of the wall: a recessed bookshelf …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • recessed — UK [rɪˈsest] / US [rɪˈsest, ˈrɪˌsest] adjective a) set in a recess in a wall b) a recessed wall has a recess …   English dictionary

  • recessed — adjective set back; pertaining to a hole, space, or opening …   Wiktionary

  • recessed — re·cess || rɪː ses /rɪ ses n. break from proceedings, intermission, pause in activity; niche, indentation in a wall, alcove; scheduled break in the middle of a school day v. take a break from proceedings, take a pause from activities; make a… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • recessed — adjective set (a fitment) back into a wall or other surface. → recess …   English new terms dictionary

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