[syn: late(a), recent]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Recent \Re"cent\ (r[=e]"sent), a. [L. recens, -entis: cf. F.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: new; "recent graduates"; "a recent addition to the
house"; "recent buds on the apple trees"
2: 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" [syn: late(a), recent]
n 1: approximately the last 10,000 years [syn: Holocene,
Holocene epoch, Recent, Recent epoch]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
36 Moby Thesaurus words for "recent":
ancient, brand-new, current, early, erstwhile, fore, former, fresh,
immemorial, just out, late, later, latest, latter, modern,
modernistic, neoteric, new, new-fashioned, newfangled, newly come,
novel, of yesterday, old, olden, once, onetime, past, prehistoric,
previous, primeval, primitive, prior, quondam, sometime, then