a contemporary person
modern, modern font, Bodoni, Bodoni fontadjective
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, modernisticadjective
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, modernadjective
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.
Etymology: 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
Etymology: [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.]
The current time.
Modern house decor is personal to the people that live there.Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'Modern' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #739
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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
Sin is the only real colour element left in modern life.
We are responding to the digitalisation of modern mobility.
I have vowed that rather than let Alzheimer's take me, I would take it, i would live my life as ever to the full and die, before the disease mounted its last attack, in my own home, in a chair on the lawn, with a brandy in my hand to wash down whatever modern version of the Brompton Cocktail some helpful medic could supply. And with Thomas Tallis on my iPod, I would shake hands with death.
It's a very contemporary, very modern story, to find out what sort of an artist we are as women, learning to have confidence in ourselves, to listen to ourselves, to be curious.
There is no modern approach on anything even when you change your environment and not changing an old system.
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- معاصر, حديث, عصريArabic
- modernCatalan, Valencian
- moderni, uudenaikainen, nykyaikainenFinnish
- nua-aimseartha, nua-aoiseachIrish
- nodha, ùr-nodhaScottish Gaelic
- 近代, 現代, モダンJapanese
- ទំនើប, សម័យថ្មីKhmer
- nieuwerwets, modern, eigentijds, hedendaagsDutch
- współczesny, nowoczesnyPolish
- модеран, moderanSerbo-Croatian
- modern, nutidaSwedish
- çağdaş, modernTurkish
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