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. Robert Watts:

    Rihanna typifies the seismic change we've seen in the Rich List in recent years. Once dominated by inherited wealth, the bulk of our 1,000 entries are now self-made people with modest and even troubled starts in life who are driven to work exceptionally hard.

  2. John Cena:

    As of now, there are said to be no official plans to pick up the wedding planning, but the couple, who were recently spotted out together in San Diego where they shared a home, appears to be focused on moving their relationship forward. The news of the couple's reconciliation comes just a few days after the most recent episode of Total Bellas aired on Sunday night. In the episode, while in the middle of planning their vineyard wedding, Nikki Bella and John Cena made the hard decision to call off the wedding while the cameras were rolling. The 34-year-old reality star was captured crying as she explained to John Cena that she wanted to be a mother. I'll never force you not to be a mom, i thought I could really sacrifice that but I just ca n’t.

  3. Andre Bakhos:

    A relief rally would be expected at some point during the recent precipitous fall.

  4. Jesse Arreguin:

    We have to balance how we respond with the goal of trying to keep as many [people] safe as possible. unfortunately, extremists from both sides have come to Berkeley in recent weeks to engage in provocation.

  5. Adidas AG-owned Reebok:

    Recently, we have been in discussions regarding a new agreement, however, in light of recent events, we have made the decision to end our partnership with CrossFit HQ, we will fulfill our remaining contractual obligations in 2020.

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