Definitions for recentˈri sənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•cent*ˈri sənt(adj.)

  1. of late occurrence, appearance, or origin; lately happening, done, made, etc.:

    recent events.

  2. of or belonging to a time not long past.

  3. (cap.) Geol. noting or pertaining to the present epoch, originating at the end of the glacial period, about 10,000 years ago, and forming the latter part of the Quaternary Period; Holocene.

    Category: Geology

  4. Category: Geology

    Ref: Also called Holocene. 2

* Syn>: See modern.

Origin of recent:

1525–35; < L recent- (s. of recēns) fresh, new


Princeton's WordNet

  1. Holocene, Holocene epoch, Recent, Recent epoch(adj)

    approximately the last 10,000 years

  2. recent(adj)


    "recent graduates"; "a recent addition to the house"; "recent buds on the apple trees"

  3. late(a), recent(adj)

    of the immediate past or just previous to the present time

    "a late development"; "their late quarrel"; "his recent trip to Africa"; "in recent months"; "a recent issue of the journal"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. recent(adjective)ˈri sənt

    happening not long ago

    the change in her attitude in recent days/weeks/months; a recent article in the paper


  1. recent(Adjective)

    Having happened a short while ago.

  2. recent(Adjective)

    Up-to-date; not old-fashioned or dated.

  3. Origin: Latin recens ("fresh"), related to Greek καινός ("new").

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recent(adj)

    of late origin, existence, or occurrence; lately come; not of remote date, antiquated style, or the like; not already known, familiar, worn out, trite, etc.; fresh; novel; new; modern; as, recent news

  2. Recent(adj)

    of or pertaining to the present or existing epoch; as, recent shells

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #574

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1804

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recent' in Adjectives Frequency: #69

Anagrams of recent

  1. center, centre, Centre, tenrec

  2. Center

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