a contemporary person
modern, modern font, Bodoni, Bodoni font(adj)
a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages
"modern art"; "modern furniture"; "modern history"; "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"
mod, modern, modernistic(adj)
relating to a recently developed fashion or style
"their offices are in a modern skyscraper"; "tables in modernistic designs";
characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture
advanced, forward-looking, innovative, modern(adj)
ahead of the times
"the advanced teaching methods"; "had advanced views on the subject"; "a forward-looking corporation"; "is British industry innovative enough?"
used of a living language; being the current stage in its development
"Modern English"; "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"
Someone who lives in modern times.
Pertaining to the current time and style.
Origin: From moderne, from modernus; from modo, originally ablative of modus; hence, by measure, "just now". See also mode.
of or pertaining to the present time, or time not long past; late; not ancient or remote in past time; of recent period; as, modern days, ages, or time; modern authors; modern fashions; modern taste; modern practice
new and common; trite; commonplace
a person of modern times; -- opposed to ancient
Origin: [F. moderne, L. modernus; akin to modo just now, orig. abl. of modus measure; hence, by measure, just now. See Mode.]
Modern is the sixth studio album by punk rock band Buzzcocks. It was released in 1999. It was arranged and produced by Tony Barber.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mod′ėrn, adj. limited to the present or recent time: not ancient: (Shak.) commonplace.—n. one who lives in modern times: (pl.) the nations of the present day, distinguished from the Greeks and Romans—the ancients.—n. Modernisā′tion.—v.t. Mod′ernise, to adapt to the present time.—ns. Mod′erniser; Mod′ernism, modern practice or character: something of modern origin; Mod′ernist, an admirer of modern ideas or habits.—adv. Mod′ernly.—ns. Mod′ernness, Mod′ernity, state or quality of being modern. [Fr.,—L. modernus—modo; just now, orig. abl. of modus.]
Something that is from recent times is modern.
Modern refrigerators use much less energy than older ones.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'modern' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #739
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'modern' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1382
Rank popularity for the word 'modern' in Adjectives Frequency: #85
The numerical value of modern in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of modern in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern. No idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated.
No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern; no idea is so modern
that it will not someday be antiquated.
He really was one of the greats, he was the founding figure of modernism in photography and the modern woman in fashion photography, as well as modern portraiture.
A modern country by necessity is one that is one with rule of law, and a modern military is by necessity one that has rule of law, the more modern the military is, the more informatized it is, the more it needs to follow the rule of law.
We have to take strides forward as a secular, modern country, but in some places in Kashgar from last year there are face veils and head coverings. This is equivalent to retreating back over the modern, secular strides we have taken. This is a cultural reverse.
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- معاصر, حديث, عصريArabic
- modernCatalan, Valencian
- moderni, nykyaikainen, uudenaikainenFinnish
- nua-aimseartha, nua-aoiseachIrish
- ùr-nodha, nodhaScottish Gaelic
- モダン, 近代, 現代Japanese
- សម័យថ្មី, ទំនើបKhmer
- hedendaags, nieuwerwets, modern, eigentijdsDutch
- nowoczesny, współczesnyPolish
- moderan, модеранSerbo-Croatian
- nutida, modernSwedish
- modern, çağdaşTurkish
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