Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In the recent past; newly; lately; freshly; not long since.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Newly; lately; freshly; not long since.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • At a recent time; newly; lately; freshly; not long since: as, advices recently received; a town recently built or repaired; an isle recently discovered.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in the recent past

Etymologies

recent +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It should be, "_was_ recently at Philadelphia;" because the adverb _recently_ refers to a time completely past, without any allusion to the present time.

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  • Though not a new practice, the term recently emerged as a way for society to address discrimination and segregation among blacks in the United States, where people claim lighter-skinned blacks gain better economic opportunities and more social advantages than darker-skinned blacks.

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  • The label recently started a similar project with Johnny Cash, with a third installment due next month.

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  • The elder Mr. Samuels said Wednesday that "it's the perfect time" to step aside because the label recently reached the milestone of 1 million in annual case sales.

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  • Phil does not know what a Socialist is, but he heard Big Fat Airbag Rush Limbaugh use the term recently and therefore it is now in Phil's lexicon.

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  • Halston, the label recently resurrected by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, took a risky plunge and manufactured two of its dresses, priced around $1,500, before its fashion show on Monday.

    New York Fashion Week

  • The label recently became available in Dubai and Tokyo, and will make its exclusive London debut at Harrods in May.

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  • If others were to see them, I would immediately be institutionalized by medical "experts" and labeled as "mentally challenged" (being encouraged to think deeper is a good thing, but the term recently has been given negative connotations).

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  • Essex -- such was the title recently bestowed on Cromwell -- was without warning arrested and attainted of high treason.

    England under the Tudors

  • The label recently added California hard-rock band Social Distortion to a roster that includes punk rock mainstays such as Rancid and Gurewitz's own Bad Religion.

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  • wordie.org/words/recent seems to lead to the 'latest words' syndication feed, which means that although it's possible to list recent, we can't comment on it or tag it, poor thing. (Edit: well, bulk-tagging works.)

    May 7, 2008