2012년 1월 5일 목요일

Dic: recede, recession

recede

vb (intr)

  1. to withdraw from a point or limit; go backthe tide receded
  2. to become more distanthopes of rescue receded
  3. to slope backwards : apes have receding foreheads

  4. a) (of a man's hair) to cease to grow at the temples and above the forehead
    b) (of a man) to start to go bald in this way
  5. to decline in value or character
  6. (usually foll by from) to draw back or retreat, as from a promise

Etymology:
C15 from Latin recēdere to go back, from RE- + cēdere to yield, CEDE

recession
  1. a temporary depression in economic activity or prosperity
  2. the withdrawal of the clergy and choir in procession from the chancel at the conclusion of a church service
  3. the act of receding
  4. a part of a building, wall, etc., that recedes
.... Collins English


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