RE'CENT, a. [L. 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.