1. [ adverb ] in the recent past
Synonyms: lately of_late latterly late

"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"

Related terms: late late
2. [ adverb ] very recently
Synonyms: newly new fresh freshly

"they are newly married" "newly raised objections" "a newly arranged hairdo" "grass new washed by the rain" "a freshly cleaned floor" "we are fresh out of tomatoes"

Similar spelling:   recent