HyperDic: recent

English > 3 senses of the word recent / Recent:
ADJECTIVEallrecentnew
allrecent, lateof the immediate / immediate past or just previous to the present time
NOUNtimeRecent, Holocene, Holocene epoch, Recent epochapproximately the last 10,000 years
recent / Recent > pronunciation
Soundsriy'sahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > recent: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningNew.
Examples
  • "recent graduates"
  • "a recent addition to the house"
  • "recent buds on the apple trees"
Broadernewnot of long duration
Spanishreciente
Catalanrecent
Nounsrecency, recentnessthe property of having happened or appeared not long ago
English > recent: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf the immediate / immediate past or just previous to the present time.
Examples
  • "his recent trip to Africa"
  • "in recent months"
  • "a recent issue of the journal"
Synonymlate
BroaderpastEarlier than the present time
Spanishreciente
Catalanrecent
Nounsrecencythe property of having happened or appeared not long ago
recentnessa time immediately before the present
Adverbsrecentlyin the recent past
English > Recent: 3 senses > noun 1, time
Meaningapproximately the last 10,000 years.
SynonymsHolocene, Holocene epoch, Recent epoch
Instance ofepochA unit of geological time that is a subdivision of a period and is itself divided into ages
Part ofQuaternary, Quaternary period, Age of Manlast 2 million years
Spanishholoceno
Catalanholocè, postglacial

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