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re·cent

 (rē′sənt)
adj.
1. Of, belonging to, or occurring at a time immediately before the present.
2. Modern; new.
3. Recent Geology Of, relating to, or being the Holocene Epoch. See Table at geologic time.

[Middle English, new, fresh, from Latin recēns, recent-; see ken- in Indo-European roots.]

re′cen·cy, re′cent·ness n.
re′cent·ly adv.

recently

newlylately

Recently and newly are both used to indicate that something happened only a short time ago. There is no difference in meaning, but newly can only be used with an '-ed' form, usually in front of a noun.

...the newly elected Government.
On the newly painted white wall was a photograph of the President.

Recently can be used in several positions in a sentence.

... his recently established Internet business.
Recently a performance of Macbeth was given there.
There was recently a formal inquiry.
I have recently re-read all his books.

You can use recently or lately to say that something started happening a short time ago and is continuing to happen. You cannot use newly with this meaning.

They have recently been taking German lessons.
Lately he's been going around with Miranda Watkins.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.recently - in the recent past; "he was in Paris recently"; "lately the rules have been enforced"; "as late as yesterday she was fine"; "feeling better of late"; "the spelling was first affected, but latterly the meaning also"

recently

adverb not long ago, newly, lately, currently, freshly, of late, latterly The bank recently opened a branch in Germany.

recently

adverb
1. Only a moment ago:
2. Not long ago:
Idiom: of late.
Translations
أَخِيراًمؤخَّرا
nedávno
for nyligfor nyligt
اخیرا
äskettäinviime aikoina
nedavno
napokban: a napokban
nÿlega
最近
최근에
pred kratkimzadnje čase
nyligen
เมื่อเร็วๆ นี้
geçenlerdeson zamanlarda
mới đây

recently

[ˈriːsntlɪ] ADV
1. (= not long ago) → recientemente, hace poco, recién (LAm)
until recentlyhasta hace poco
it is only very recently that I started paintingempecé a pintar hace muy poco or apenas nada
as recently as 1998 he was living in Londonaún en 1998, todavía vivía él en Londres
it was discovered as recently as 1903se descubrió hace apenas nada, en 1903
2. (= lately) → últimamente, recientemente
I haven't heard from her recentlyúltimamente or recientemente no he sabido nada de ella
just recently he's been acting strangelyúltimamente se ha estado comportando de un modo extraño
3. (before pp) → recién
recently arrivedrecién llegado

recently

[ˈriːsəntli] adv
(= a short time ago) → récemment
The bank recently opened a branch in Germany → La banque a récemment ouvert une succursale en Allemagne.
until recently → jusqu'à il y a peu de temps encore
as recently as → pas plus tard que
(= lately) → ces derniers temps
I haven't heard from her recently → Je n'ai plus de ses nouvelles ces derniers temps.
I've been doing a lot of training recently → Je me suis beaucoup entraîné ces derniers temps.

recently

adv (= a short while ago)vor Kurzem, kürzlich; (= the other day also)neulich; (= during the last few days or weeks)in letzter Zeit; recently he has been doing it differentlyseit Kurzem macht er das anders; as recently aserst; quite recentlyerst vor Kurzem, erst kürzlich; until (quite) recently(noch) bis vor Kurzem; he lived there until as recently as last yearer hat bis letztes Jahr noch dort gelebt

recently

[ˈriːsntlɪ] advdi recente, recentemente, ultimamente
as recently as 1990 → soltanto nel 1990
until recently → fino a poco tempo fa

recent

(ˈriːsnt) adjective
happening, done etc not long ago. Things have changed in recent weeks; recent events.
ˈrecently adverb
He came to see me recently.

recently

أَخِيراً nedávno for nylig neulich πρόσφατα recientemente äskettäin récemment nedavno recentemente 最近 최근에 onlangs nylig ostatnio recentemente недавно nyligen เมื่อเร็วๆ นี้ son zamanlarda mới đây 最近

recently

adv recientemente, últimamente
References in classic literature ?
caused his friends great anxiety recently by a prolonged absence from home.
A BULL, escaping from a Lion, hid in a cave which some shepherds had recently occupied.
Swinging through the trees, he hastened back to the deserted camp he had so recently left, for here, he knew, was the logical place to take up the trail of Rokoff and Jane.
My dear Mother,--I am very glad to find that my description of Frederica Vernon has interested you, for I do believe her truly deserving of your regard; and when I have communicated a notion which has recently struck me, your kind impressions in her favour will, I am sure, be heightened.
The three parts of that army were sharply distinguished: Kutuzov's fighting army (with the Pavlograds on the right flank of the front); those recently arrived from Russia, both Guards and regiments of the line; and the Austrian troops.
Recently one of the other members of the Morgan bank proposed to enlarge its telephone equipment.
If the caligraphy be Poe's, it is different in all essential respects from all the many specimens known to us, and strongly resembles that of the writer of the heading and dating of the manuscript, both of which the contributor of the poem acknowledges to have been recently added.
Another case, very clearly described by a dentist, occurred at the town of Columbus, in the United States of America, quite recently.
My practice has extended recently to the Continent," said Holmes, after a while, filling up his old brier-root pipe.
The rest refused; nay, what was worse, they spread such reports of the hardships and dangers to be apprehended in the course of the expedition, that they struck a panic into those hunters who had recently engaged at St.
Some of the money recently won of the King was being spent in this fashion, 'gainst the approach of winter.
It is but recently that the wild turkey has been killed on the Nebraska, or Platte; and his travelling competitor, the wild bee, appeared there about the same time.