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Recent meaning

recent - 3 dictionary results

  1. 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.
  2. 2. Of or pertaining to the present or existing epoch; as, recent shells.
  3. 3. New; fresh; late.

recent - examples of usage

  1. It had taken up so much of their recent thought that they had forgotten everything else. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. In recent years this has been tried in several large works, especially in Messrs. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  3. The troubles of these people were too recent for them to be aware of anything else. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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