What does recent mean?

Definitions for recent
ˈri səntre·cent

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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.

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

  2. recent(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Recent(adj)

    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

How to pronounce recent?

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How to say recent in sign language?

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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. Sadia Allin:

    Weve seen a massive increase in recent weeks, we want the government to ensure FGM is included in all COVID responses.

  2. Joseph Shaw:

    I feel very sorry for priests who have been trying to obey liturgical law on this issue ... they may well feel betrayed, liturgical conservatives who have sought in recent decades to keep the rules ... often in the face of considerable pressure, may well feel the rug has been pulled from under them by this decree.

  3. Dawn Robertson:

    Deb's recent performance has been strained due to a combination of factors, including historic lack of capital invested in (the) business resulting in old tired stores.

  4. Michael Bars:

    Asylum and credible fear claims have skyrocketed across the board in recent years largely because individuals know they can exploit a broken system to enter the Michael Bars, Michael Bars, and remain in the country. This exacerbates delays and undermines those with legitimate claims, uSCIS is carefully reviewing proposed changes to asylum and credible fear processing whereby every legal means is being considered to protect the integrity of our immigration system from fraudulent claims.

  5. Alvin Tan:

    There has been a moderation in risk aversion with European stocks and Wall Street stock futures in the green. That has seen the yen give up some of its recent gains, u.S. payrolls will be the focus, but I doubt it will change the current debate over whether the Federal Reserve will hike rates in the near term or not.

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