American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, belonging to, or occurring at a time immediately before the present.
- adj. Modern; new.
- adj. Geology Of, belonging to, or denoting the Holocene Epoch. See Table at geologic time.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to time just before the present; not long past in occurrence or existence; lately happening or being; newly appearing, done, or made: as, recent events; recent importations; recent memories; recent news; a recent speech.
- Of modern date, absolutely or relatively; not of primitive or remote origin; belonging to or occurring in times not far removed.
- Still fresh in quality or existence; not old or degenerate; unchanged by time: said of things liable to rapid change, as newly gathered plants or specimens in natural history.
- In geology, of or pertaining to the epoch regarded as the present from a geological point of view. Strata so called contain few, if any, fossils belonging to extinct species. The alluvial formations in the valleys are generally of recent formation, as well as most of the superficial detrital material. The deposits which belong to the Post-tertiary, or which are more recent than the Tertiary, are with difficulty classified, except for purposes of local geology. In glaciated regions, the traces of the former presence of ice adds variety to the phenomena, and complexity to the classification, of the various forms of detrital material. The existence of very ancient remains and works of man is a further element of interest in the geology of the recent formations.
- Lately come; not long removed or separated.
- Synonyms Late, Fresh, etc. See new.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- adj. (Geol.) Of or pertaining to the present or existing epoch.
- adj. new.
- adj. of the immediate past or just previous to the present time
- n. approximately the last 10,000 years
- Latin recēns (genitive recentis). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, new, fresh, from Latin recēns, recent-; see ken- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Sarah Palin tore into Michelle Obama on Fox News Wednesday, criticizing the first lady for what she characterized as a recent condescending defense of her husband's presidency.”
“After listing what it describes as recent "notable successes" against al-Qaeda, particularly its Afghan Taliban allies, the committee gives its thanks and congratulations to "the administration as a whole and in particular the men and women of the U.S. military.”
“This comes just a day after North Korean TV showed what it called recent footage of the secretive leader.”
“At the Armenian cafe Urartu off Broadway, Appo Jabarian scans his email inbox for news of what he dubs the recent "secret agreement.”
“And now North Korea releases what it calls recent video of an apparently healthy Kim Jong-il.”
“Well, Cuban TV is airing what it calls recent footage of former President Fidel Castro looking healthier and well rested.”
“Cuban TV is airing what it called recent footage of former President Fidel Castro.”
“CHETRY: Cuba TV airing what it called recent footage of former President Fidel Castro and in it he looks well-rested and fit.”
“When I asked him what he called the recent unpleasantness, Woo was remarkably candid: "The uprising, in African-American neighborhoods-and the riot in other parts of the city.”
“Mr. Bernanke signaled he isn't contemplating higher interest rates despite what he called a recent "jump" in inflation.”
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