- Having happened a short while ago.
- Up-to-date; not old-fashioned or dated.
- Having done something a short while ago that distinguishes them as what they are called.
- The cause has several hundred recent donors.
- I met three recent graduates at the conference.
- (sciences) Particularly in geology, palaeontology, and astronomy: having occurred a relatively short time ago, but still potentially thousands or even millions of years ago.
- (geology, astronomy, capitalised as "Recent") Of the Holocene, particularly pre-21st century.
- French: récent
- German: jüngst, neu, kürzlich, frisch
- Italian: recente
- Portuguese: recente
- Russian: неда́вний
- Spanish: reciente