from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of, belonging to, or occurring at a time immediately before the present.
- adjective Modern; new.
- adjective Geology Of, relating to, or being the Holocene Epoch.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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.
- Lately come; not long removed or separated.
- Synonyms Late, Fresh, etc. See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective 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.
- adjective (Geol.) Of or pertaining to the present or existing epoch.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Having happened a short
- adjective Up-to-date; not
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective new
- adjective of the immediate past or just previous to the present time
- noun approximately the last 10,000 years
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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