Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun recent

1 sense of recent

Sense 1
Holocene, Holocene epoch, Recent, Recent epoch -- (approximately the last 10,000 years)
       INSTANCE OF=> epoch -- (a unit of geological time that is a subdivision of a period and is itself divided into ages)

Antonyms of adj recent

2 senses of recent

Sense 1
recent -- (new; "recent graduates"; "a recent addition to the house"; "recent buds on the apple trees")

INDIRECT (VIA new) -> old -- (of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money")

Sense 2
late (prenominal), recent -- (of the immediate past or just previous to the present time; "a late development"; "their late quarrel"; "his recent trip to Africa"; "in recent months"; "a recent issue of the journal")

INDIRECT (VIA future, past) -> present -- (temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration; "the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations")
INDIRECT (VIA past, present) -> future -- (yet to be or coming; "some future historian will evaluate him")

Similarity of adj recent

2 senses of recent

Sense 1
recent -- (new; "recent graduates"; "a recent addition to the house"; "recent buds on the apple trees")
       => new (vs. old) -- (not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered; "a new law"; "new cars"; "a new comet"; "a new friend"; "a new year"; "the New World")

Sense 2
late (prenominal), recent -- (of the immediate past or just previous to the present time; "a late development"; "their late quarrel"; "his recent trip to Africa"; "in recent months"; "a recent issue of the journal")
       => past (vs. present) (vs. future) -- (earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year")

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