What does recent mean?

Definitions for recentˈri sənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word recent.

Princeton's WordNet

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

    approximately the last 10,000 years

  2. recent(adj)

    new

    "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"

Wiktionary

  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

  3. Origin: [L. recens, -entis: cf. F. rcent.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Recent

    rē′sent, adj. of late origin or occurrence: fresh: modern: (geol.) belonging to the present geological period.—adv. Rē′cently.—n. Rē′centness. [Fr.,—L. recens, recentis.]

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 for recent »

  1. center, centre, Centre, tenrec

  2. Center

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George:

    There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.

  2. Paxton Blair:

    There has been in recent years excessive emphasis on a citizen's rights and inadequate stress put upon his duties and responsibilities.

  3. Norman R. Augustine:

    A recent government publication on the marketing of cabbage contains, according to one report, 26,941 words. It is noteworthy in this regard that the Gettysburg Address contains a mere 279 words while the Lord's Prayer comprises but 67.

  4. Scott Cockerham:

    The recent drop in the price of oil confirms ... the global commitment producers have to their current levels of output, could we see $30 oil in the next 15 months? Absolutely, and headlines like China's recent yuan devaluation and the prospect of sanctions on Iran being lifted will only contribute to such volatility.

  5. Scott Cockerham:

    The recent drop in the price of oil confirms ... the global commitment producers have to their current levels of (high) output, could we see $30 oil in the next 15 months? Absolutely, and headlines like China's recent yuan devaluation and the prospect of sanctions on Iran being lifted will only contribute to such volatility.

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