What does modern mean?

Definitions for modern
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.

  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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. MODERNnoun

    Etymology: moderne, Fr. from modernus, low Latin, supposed a casual corruption of hodiernus. Vel potius ab adverbio modò, modernus, ut a die diurnus. Ains.

    Some of the ancient, and likewise divers of the modern writers, that have laboured in natural magick, have noted a sympathy between the sun and certain herbs. Francis Bacon.

    The glorious parallels then downward bring
    To modern wonders, and to Britain’s king. Matthew Prior.

    Trifles, such as we present modern friends withal. William Shakespeare.

    The justice
    With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
    Full of wise saws and modern instances. William Shakespeare.

    We have our philosophical persons to make modern and familiar things supernatural and causeless. William Shakespeare.

ChatGPT

  1. modern

    Modern typically refers to the present or recent times as opposed to the past. It commonly relates to developments or characteristics regarded as representative of contemporary life, or the period from around the late 19th century up until now. It can also refer to a style or way of thinking that rejects or moves away from traditional ideas or methods. In the context of history, it signifies the period after the Middle Ages.

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.]

Wikidata

  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

  3. morned

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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. Mark Sableman:

    I think defendants in modern defamation cases are likely to point to the vitriolic no-holes-barred nature of modern social media, cable TV, and political discourse, in contending that many words and accusations formerly considered defamatory are now understood only as mere opinions, not factual assertions.

  2. Jeff Moss:

    When I need to call people and I don't trust the local providers, I just encrypt it out and then I get my voice call. Related : 10 Data Security Mistakes Startups Can't Afford to Make 4. Avoid hotel WiFi and business centersIf your business has a properly configured VPN -- a Virtual Private Network -- your information is generally safe. But occasionally, if you're using the hotel’s WiFi -- either in the business center or your room -- it will block your VPN or only certain ones will work. A lot of these hotels, to even get online, you can't get on the WiFi without first accepting the terms of service or paying or something. So you can't use your VPN for that portion and that's the most dangerous period, a lot of those use expired SSL search that are not compatible with modern browsers.

  3. Bing Su:

    Ancient DNA technique is a really powerful tool, it tells us quite definitively that the Red Deer Cave people were modern humans instead of an archaic species, such as Neanderthals or Denisovans, despite their unusual morphological features.

  4. Dick Cheney:

    She voted for the war in Iraq, the worst foreign policy blunder in the modern history of the United States of America.

  5. Donald Trump:

    This new deal will be the most modern, up-to-date and most balanced trade agreement in the history of our country with the most advanced protections for workers.

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