Recently vs Alate - What's the difference?

recently | alate |


As adverbs the difference between recently and alate

is that recently is in the recent past; newly; lately; freshly; not long since while alate is (archaic) recently; lately; of late.

As an adjective alate is

(entomology|botany) having winglike extensions or parts; winged.

As a noun alate is

a winged, reproductive form of several social insects.

recently

English

Adverb

(en adverb)
  • In the recent past; newly; lately; freshly; not long since.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=1 citation , passage=The half-dozen pieces […] were painted white and carved with festoons of flowers, birds and cupids. To display them the walls had been tinted a vivid blue which had now faded, but the carpet, which had evidently been stored and recently relaid, retained its original turquoise.}}
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-21, author= Chico Harlan
  • , volume=189, issue=2, page=30, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Japan pockets the subsidy … , passage=Across Japan, technology companies and private investors are racing to install devices that until recently they had little interest in: solar panels. Massive solar parks are popping up as part of a rapid build-up that one developer likened to an "explosion."}}

    Antonyms

    * long ago * long since

    alate

    English

    (wikipedia alate)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (entomology, botany) Having winglike extensions or parts; winged.
  • Synonyms
    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * (l)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A winged, reproductive form of several social insects.
  • Etymology 2

    .

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (archaic) recently; lately; of late.
  • There hath been alate such tales spread abroad. — Latimer.
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