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.

  2. recentadjective

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. RECENTadjective

    Etymology: recens, Latin.

    The ancients were of opinion, that those parts, where Egypt now is, were formerly sea, and that a considerable portion of that country was recent, and formed out of the mud discharged into the neighbouring sea by the Nile. John Woodward.

    Among all the great and worthy persons, whereof the memory remaineth, either ancient or recent, there is not one that hath been transported to the mad degree of love. Francis Bacon.

    Ulysses moves,
    Urg’d on by want, and recent from the storms,
    The brackish ouze his manly grace deforms. Alexander Pope.

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

  2. Recentadjective

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

  3. 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

  2. centre

  3. Centre

  4. tenrec

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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. Jiang Chao:

    Recent bond market performance reflects institutional investors' view that the rate cut cycle is coming to an end.

  2. The AICPA:

    We are encouraged by recent actions taken by The IRS to suspend more automated notices and pleased to know that The IRS is listening and acting. Taxpayers, practitioners and The IRS will benefit from reducing unnecessary contact, such as erroneous notices or warnings of levy, and provide much-needed relief during an already stressful and overwhelming tax season.

  3. Michael Lopez-Alegría:

    The Ax-1 mission is very different from what you may have heard of in some of the recent — especially suborbital — missions. We are not space tourists, i think there's an important role for space tourism, but it is not what Axiom is about.

  4. Jan du Plessis:

    The broader reaction to our recent results announcement has ... demonstrated to Gavin and me that there is a need for a change of leadership to deliver this strategy.

  5. Adam Weitzman:

    Luminus applauds Valaris' recent moves to augment the Board, and we are pleased to have reached a comprehensive agreement with Valaris.

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