Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » R » Reccy ... Reckon

RECENT

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Recent mean? 

RECENT (noun)
  The noun RECENT has 1 sense:

1. approximately the last 10,000 years

  Familiarity information: RECENT used as a noun is very rare.


RECENT (adjective)
  The adjective RECENT has 3 senses:

1. being new in a time not long past
2. of the immediate past or just previous to the present time
3. near to or not long before the present

  Familiarity information: RECENT used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RECENT (noun)


Sense 1Recent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Approximately the last 10,000 years

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

Holocene; Holocene epoch; Recent; Recent epoch

Instance hypernyms:

epoch (a unit of geological time)

Holonyms ("Recent" is a part of...):

Age of Man; Quaternary; Quaternary period (last 2 million years)


RECENT (adjective)


Sense 1recent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being new in a time not long past

Context examples:

recent graduates / a recent addition to the house / recent buds on the apple trees

Similar:

new (not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered)


Sense 2recent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of the immediate past or just previous to the present time

Synonyms:

recent; late

Context examples:

a late development / their late quarrel / his recent trip to Africa / in recent months / a recent issue of the journal

Similar:

past (earlier than the present time; no longer current)


Sense 3recent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Near to or not long before the present

Context examples:

recent times / of recent origin

Similar:

modern (belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages)


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"There's no accounting for taste." (English proverb)

"To make a poor man poorer is not easy" (Breton proverb)

"Blood can never turn into water." (Arabic proverb)

"When the cat is not home, the mice dance on the table." (Dutch proverb)

 RECENT: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.0517 seconds