Origin of recent
Examples from the Web for recent
In fact, in a recent study of their users internationally, it was the lowest priority for most.
The comedian responded to the deadly attack on a French satirical magazine by renewing his recent criticisms of the Islamic faith.Bill Maher: Hundreds of Millions of Muslims Support Attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’|Lloyd Grove|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The most recent issue contains detailed instructions for building car bombs, and the magazine frequently draws up hit-lists.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre|Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Spouting off against police online has become criminalized in recent weeks.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The most recent activity had a high point of 3.6 on the Richter Scale.26 Earthquakes Later, Fracking’s Smoking Gun Is in Texas|James Joiner|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The operation is carried out on the same lines as for recent fracture, the ends of the bones being rawed and adhesions divided.
Beyond breathing a little harder than usual he showed no signs of his recent chase.The Outdoor Chums on the Lake|Quincy Allen
M. Talleyrand was enjoying his rubber, when the conversation turned on the recent union of an elderly lady of respectable rank.
Among the latter the revolutionary syndicalists have met with success in recent years.Syndicalism in France|Louis Levine
In recent times failures of banks and merchants have been frequent.Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official|William Sleeman
British Dictionary definitions for recent (1 of 2)
Word Origin for recent
British Dictionary definitions for recent (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for recent
early 15c., from Latin recentem (nominative recens) "lately done or made, new, fresh, young," from re- (see re-) + PIE root *ken- "fresh, new, young" (cf. Greek kainos "new;" Sanskrit kanina- "young;" Old Irish cetu- "first;" Old Church Slavonic načino "to begin," koni "beginning"). Related: Recently; recentness (1670s, but OED reports recency (1610s) was "Common in 19th c.").