Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Recess"

The meaning of "Recess" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does recess mean?
A: in a school day for children to play, usually outside in a playground.
Q: What does recess mean?
A: A break in between something.

When kids finish eating lunch at school they can go out for recess (extra time before class starts again). "There's only 5 minutes left of recess."

The word can also be used in an official office as well. "We will adjourn and return after a 10 minute recess." You would hear that in a court room.
Q: What does recess mean?
A: Recess is when students are at school and go outside to let loose and play with other kids after lunch
Q: What does "After that is recess which is 30 minutes long" mean?
A: "Recess" is a time for students to play or rest. At my school they call it 15分休み.

Synonyms of "Recess" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between recess and break ?
A: @sue90 Yes, after thinking about it more, there are times when you could use "break" in a school setting as well. The association between "break" and school wasn't as strong in my mind as the association with "recess" and school, so I didn't think of that.

I also sometimes will post links to online dictionaries that I think do a better job of explaining things than I could. I know it might seem silly to just post links to dictionary definitions, but I think the difference should be clear after reading these.

http://learnersdictionary.com/definition/recess
Learner's definition of RECESS
1
[noncount] US : a short period of time during the school day when children can play
The students play outside after lunch and at/during recess.
Do you have morning recess?
— called also (British) playtime
2
: a usually brief period of time during which regular activity in a court of law or in a government stops
[count]
The judge called for a recess [=break] for lunch.
The Senate debates will continue after the August recess.
[noncount]
The Senate wanted to vote on the bill before recess.

http://learnersdictionary.com/definition/break
Learner's definition of BREAK
to stop an activity (such as working) for a brief period of time
Q: What is the difference between recess and break ?
A: Good Question! Break is used more generally to mean that someone stopped working for a short period of time. Recess also means to stop working for a short period of time, but it is usually used in only 2 very different cases. "Recess" is used when talking about taking a break from a court or other official legal activity. "Recess" is also used to refer to a specific type of break time that happens for school children to play, usually outside on a playground if the weather is good.

They are also used a little differently. For the word "break" or when you are using "recess" talking about a legal activity, you would say that you "take a break" or "take a recess". But when you are talking about children in school, you would say they "have recess".

So, for example, if I have a job in an office, I might say
"I took a break to get lunch"
If I'm talking about my child at school, I might say
"He has recess for 15 minutes every day."
If I'm in a court room I may say
"The court may now take a short recess"
Q: What is the difference between recess and break ?
A: for me, both have the same meaning. but I usually use recess when I was in school.
Q: What is the difference between recess and recess ?
A: both are correct depending on meaning.

first pronunciation = breaktime, rest period.

second pronunciation = to recess, verb form of recession.

Translations of "Recess"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? (recess,time off or break?Which is more often used?Which is differ from the others?)
A: They all mean the same thing. However the words “break” and “time off” are most often used to describe this situation. “Recess” is uncommon.

Other questions about "Recess"

Q: I'm going to take a 5-min recess from now on
A: I'm going to take a five minute break. This would make more sense.
Q: At recess time, the girls skip, or walk around and talk.
Could you please show me what is ”skip” mean in this context? does this sound natural?
A: Wait I found a video!!
See what he is doing at the very beginning of the video.,
That’s skipping
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CvGvB5GdmBU
Q: What exactly do you call a recess (hole? pit?) on an electric guitar in which a pickup fits?
A: I think it is called a pickup cavity
Q: How long do you get recess between each class? does this sound natural?
A: "How long is your recess between classes?" or "between classes, how much time do you get for recess?" might be more appropriate.

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