What does Modern mean?

Definitions for Modern
ˈmɒd ərnModern

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. modern(noun)

    a contemporary person

  2. 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

  3. modern(adj)

    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, modernistic(adj)

    relating to a recently developed fashion or style

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

  5. modern(adj)

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

  6. 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?"

  7. Modern, New(adj)

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. modern(Noun)

    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. modern(Adjective)

    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. Modern(adj)

    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. Modern(adj)

    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. Modern(noun)

    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  

British National Corpus

  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. Prime Minister Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay:

    We must find ways of energizing GNH in rural areas, so young people build their careers and families in our beautiful villages as mature modern men and women, and don't only yearn for the city lights.

  2. Forest McDonald:

    Americans who had traveled in Europe knew the 'free' European peasants suffered considerably greater oppression and misery than did American bondsman. Modern scholarship has shown that the exploitation rate -- the percentage of the worker's production that was taken from him by his owners -- was lower among the slaves than among European peasants, that work loads were light, and that slaves actually experienced a considerable measure of personal freedom.

  3. Vladimir Putin:

    We will continue to strengthen our armed forces and military organizations as a whole by making them modern, mobile, well-equipped and capable of performing their main task - to neutralize risks and political, potential threats to the security of our country.

  4. Raul Romeva:

    What Catalan society faces now is the concept of politics as a war by other means, we have a golden opportunity to design and construct a modern state which belongs to the 21st century, which is exemplary and able to defeat wrongdoing and corruption.

  5. Aleister Crowley:

    Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.

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