What does Modern mean?

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ˈmɒd ərnMod·ern

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. modernnoun

    a contemporary person

  2. 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

  3. modernadjective

    belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages

    "modern art"; "modern furniture"; "modern history"; "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"

  4. mod, modern, modernisticadjective

    relating to a recently developed fashion or style

    "their offices are in a modern skyscraper"; "tables in modernistic designs";

  5. modernadjective

    characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture

  6. 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?"

  7. Modern, Newadjective

    used of a living language; being the current stage in its development

    "Modern English"; "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"

Wiktionary

  1. modernnoun

    Someone who lives in modern times.

    Etymology: From moderne, from modernus; from modo, originally ablative of modus; hence, by measure, "just now". See also mode.

  2. modernadjective

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Modernadjective

    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

    Etymology: [F. moderne, L. modernus; akin to modo just now, orig. abl. of modus measure; hence, by measure, just now. See Mode.]

  2. Modernadjective

    new and common; trite; commonplace

    Etymology: [F. moderne, L. modernus; akin to modo just now, orig. abl. of modus measure; hence, by measure, just now. See Mode.]

  3. Modernnoun

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Modern

    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

  1. Modern

    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. modernusmodo; just now, orig. abl. of modus.]

Editors Contribution

  1. modern

    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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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Modern' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #739

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Modern' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1382

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Modern' in Adjectives Frequency: #85

Anagrams for Modern »

  1. nerdom

  2. normed

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Modern in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Modern in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Modern in a Sentence

  1. Curtis Sliwa:

    To defund the police, take guns from police, and blame police for the growing crime problem is to render the police into a Reactive and not a Proactive force. This is not Nirvana. The followers of AOC, better known as All Out Crazy, want to weaken policing even more. The Rough Rider Teddy Roosevelt, the Father of modern day policing, is probably turning in his grave as these events unfold.

  2. Thomas Szasz:

    Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum.

  3. Trevor Hollingsbee:

    The advance of technology means the lines are blurring between civilian and military satellites, in some cases, the imagery from a modern civilian satellite is good enough for military use.

  4. Seth MacFarlane:

    The idea that 'Family Guy' is this cartoon Ouija board that predicts things… I was just watching things happen from afar, i think it’s sort of modern media. The idea that it’s more important to be first than to be right. It’s a strange thing to observe. We write our show the same way as everyone else. We make the same kind of topical jokes that ‘The Simpson’ does, [that] ‘South Park’ does. And you work with what you have whether that be swirling rumors or political [material].

  5. Kristian Niemietz:

    A lot of socialists … believe that capitalism and racism are intrinsically linked... This is complete nonsense, racism has existed long, long before the advent of modern capitalism, and it existed in socialist societies as well. If anything, capitalism tends to reduce racial prejudice over time, because … we trade peacefully with a variety of people from a variety of backgrounds.

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