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. Alan Aguichev:

    We listed ourselves as modern European, modern Russian, the reason is because people just have a better understanding of what they’re eating.

  2. Modern African Art Giles Peppiatt:

    The market for modern and contemporary African art is extremely strong, there has been a huge revival of interest in Nigerian art and modern African art across the board.

  3. Professor Sarah Hainsworth:

    Using modern forensic examination, we have discovered that Richard's skeleton sustained 11 wounds at or near the time of his death.

  4. Fifth Avenue:

    It is no different than Watergate, except a much more important location, it is the same theft—just modern day.

  5. Anne Bayefsky:

    These same authorities on racism champion the U.N.'s racist Durban Declaration, support the U.N.'s rampant discriminatory treatmentof the Jewish state, and turn a blind eye to modern forms of anti-Semitism. So their sudden concern with anti-Semitism in the United States appears disingenuous, to say the least.

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    pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    • A. handsome
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