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Meaning of RECENT

Pronunciation:  'reecunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  near to or not long before the present; "recent times"; "of recent origin"
  2. [adj]  being new in a time not long past; "recent graduates"; "a recent addition to the house"; "recent buds on the apple trees"
  3. [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"

RECENT is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: late(a), modern, new, past



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Re"cent\, a. [L. recens, -entis: cf. F. r['e]cent.]
1. 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.

         The ancients were of opinion, that a considerable
         portion of that country [Egypt] was recent, and
         formed out of the mud discharged into the
         neighboring sea by the Nile.          --Woodward.

2. (Geol.) Of or pertaining to the present or existing epoch;
   as, recent shells.