Definitions for recentˈri sənt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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.]

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  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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