RE'CENT, adjective [Latin recens.]
1. New; being of late origin or existence.
The ancients believed some parts of Egypt to be recent and formed by the mud discharged into the sea by the Nile.
2. Late; modern; as great and worthy men ancient or recent [Modern is now used.]
3. Fresh; lately received; as recent news or intelligence.
4. Late; of late occurrence; as a recent event or transaction.
5. Fresh; not long dismissed, released or parted from; as Ulysses, recent from the storms.