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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 ?
That is if you're through telling me about my affairs," for Ned, who had formerly worked in the Shopton bank, had recently been made general financial man- ager of the interests of Tom and his father.
They had recently seen a chosen army from that country, which, reverencing as a mother, they had blindly believed invincible--an army led by a chief who had been selected from a crowd of trained warriors, for his rare military endowments, disgracefully routed by a handful of French and Indians, and only saved from annihilation by the coolness and spirit of a Virginian boy, whose riper fame has since diffused itself, with the steady influence of moral truth, to the uttermost confines of Christendom.
Here there was a rude "clearing," and beneath an enormous pine stood the two recently joined tenements.
Another figure in the scene is the outward-bound sailor, in quest of a protection; or the recently arrived one, pale and feeble, seeking a passport to the hospital.
Apparently there had been some appalling act of justice recently inflicted, for his scholars were all busily intent upon their books, or slyly whispering behind them with one eye kept upon the master; and a kind of buzzing stillness reigned throughout the schoolroom.
Hussey, postponing further scolding for the present, ushered us into a little room, and seating us at a table spread with the relics of a recently concluded repast, turned round to us and said-- Clam or Cod?
Now, this occasional inevitable sinking of the recently killed Sperm Whale is a very curious thing; nor has any fisherman yet adequately accounted for it.
About halfway across the heath there had been a wide dike recently cut, and the earth from the cutting was cast up roughly on the other side.
Jokubas had recently been reading a newspaper article which was full of statistics such as that, and he was very proud as he repeated them and made his guests cry out with wonder.
It will be a satisfaction to some mother, also, to state, that some inquiries, which were set on foot by Madame de Thoux, have resulted recently in the discovery of Cassy's son.
Science has recently discovered that the ant does not lay up anything for winter use.
He was a stranger to nearly every member of that body; but, having recently made his escape from the south- ern prison-house of bondage, and feeling his curiosity excited to ascertain the principles and measures of the abolitionists,--of whom he had heard a somewhat vague description while he was a slave,--he was in- duced to give his attendance, on the occasion al- luded to, though at that time a resident in New Bedford.