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Definitions of modern

  1. Those of modern times, as opposed to ancients. See Mods. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. A person of modern times; - opposed to ancient. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A person of the present time. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Modernist. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. One of modern times:-pl. the nations after the Greeks and Romans, who are called the ancients. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. MODERNNESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A person of modern times. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. One of modern times, as opposed to one of anc. Times. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. (linguistics) used of a living language; being the current stage in its development; "Modern English"; "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages; "modern art"; "modern furniture"; "modern history"; "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. used of a living language; being the current stage in its development; "Modern English"; "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Pertaining to the present time; recent. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Limited to the present or recent time: not ancient. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Of recent time; not ancient. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. Pertaining to a recent period; not ancient. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Pertaining to the present time; recent or new. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Pert. to the present, or time not long past; late; recent; not ancient. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for modern

  1. Very few modern people of course have any idea of what they are. – George Bernard Shaw by Gilbert K. Chesterton
  2. In this modern age, the old style one won't do. – Black Man's Burden by Dallas McCord Reynolds
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