A period of time in the year when the members of a parliament, court of law, or other government organisation are not meeting. (Cambridge Dictionary)
In school, a period of time between classes when children do not study. (Cambridge Dictionary)
A small space created by building part of a wall further back from the rest. (Oxford Dictionaries)
A hollow space inside something. (Oxford Dictionaries)
A remote, secluded, or secret place. (Oxford Dictionaries)
A period of time when the proceedings of a parliament, committee, court of law, or other official body are temporarily suspended. (Oxford Dictionaries)
A break between school classes. (Oxford Dictionaries)
A recess is a break between the periods of work of an official body such as a committee, a court of law, or a government. (Collins Dictionary)
When formal meetings or court cases recess, they stop temporarily. (Collins Dictionary)
Recess takes on new meaning when your school overlooks a vineyard.
Behind-the-Scenes of Congress When It Is in Recess.
A recess of the U.S. Congress or the Senate is a temporary break in proceedings. It can be within the same day, overnight, or for a weekend or period of days.