What does Modern mean?

Definitions for Modern
ˈmɒd ərnMod·ern

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Modern.

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.

  2. modernadjective

    Pertaining to the current time and style.

  3. 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

  2. Modernadjective

    new and common; trite; commonplace

  3. Modernnoun

    a person of modern times; -- opposed to ancient

  4. 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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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. Oscar Wilde, The picture of Dorian Gray:

    Sin is the only real colour element left in modern life.

  2. Harald Krueger:

    We are responding to the digitalisation of modern mobility.

  3. Terry Pratchett:

    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.

  4. Noemie Merlant:

    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.

  5. Clifford Villalon:

    There is no modern approach on anything even when you change your environment and not changing an old system.

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