What does recent mean?

Definitions for recent
ˈri səntre·cent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Holocene, Holocene epoch, Recent, Recent epochadjective

    approximately the last 10,000 years

  2. recentadjective

    new

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

  3. late(a), recentadjective

    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. recentadjective

    Having happened a short while ago.

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

  2. recentadjective

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recentadjective

    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

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

  2. Recentadjective

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

    Etymology: [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

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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

Examples of recent in a Sentence

  1. Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

    As we have seen again and again in recent times, the death cult is reaching out all around the world, including here in Australia, there are people in this country who are susceptible to these indictments to extremism and even terrorism.

  2. Glass Lewis:

    Electing even a portion of Engine 1's slate would send a clear message of shareholder dissatisfaction with Exxon's recent direction and strategy.

  3. Ted Cruz:

    We’ve got a fight on our hands, the extreme left, they’re angry, they’re energized and they are filled with hatred. Money has poured in to Texas to benefit Ted Cruz challenger, U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, who is attracting large crowds at rallies. It's about the future of this country, the big things we want to do, going from the least insured state in the country to the one that leads on universal healthcare, O’Rourke told supporters at a recent campaign stop. A national Republican source said while O’Rourke is getting attention, he likely wo n’t win.

  4. Michael Hewson:

    Investors paid the price of an ECB President (Mario Draghi) who over-promised in his recent rhetoric and under-delivered, this brings us to today's U.S. employment report for November. We would need a number below 100,000 for the market to wobble in its belief in a Fed move this month.

  5. Nate Cohn:

    In recent decades, the Republicans have done really well in this process. They have controlled the redistricting process in more states than Democrats, and they’ve used that power to draw more Republican-leaning districts than Democrats.

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