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Definitions of modern

  1. ahead of the times; "the advanced teaching methods"; "had advanced views on the subject"; "a forward-looking corporation"; "is British industry innovative enough?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. relating to a recently developed fashion or style; "their offices are in a modern skyscraper"; "tables in modernistic designs"; Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a contemporary person Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (linguistics) used of a living language; being the current stage in its development; "Modern English"; "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. used of a living language; being the current stage in its development; "Modern English"; "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. 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
  10. New and common; trite; commonplace. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A person of modern times; - opposed to ancient. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Pertaining to the present time; recent. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. A person of the present time. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Modernist. 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. 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.
  17. MODERNLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. MODERNNESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Of recent time; not ancient. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. One of modern times. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. Pertaining to a recent period; not ancient. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. A person of modern times. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. Pertaining to the present time; recent or new. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. Those of modern times, as opposed to ancients. See Mods. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. A person of modern times; -- opposed to ancient. mso.anu.edu.au
  28. A person of modern times; opposed to ancient. dictgcide_fs
  29. mod'[.e]rn, 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. MODERNIS[=A]'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. modernus--modo; just now, orig. abl. of modus.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  30. Of the present& recent times; m. school, side, in schools, division in which subjects other than ancient languages are taught; new-fashioned, not antiquated; (n.) person living in m. times. Hence or cogn. modernity, modernness, modernization nn., modernize (3) v.t. &i., modernly adv. [late Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  31. n. A person of modern times; -generally plural, people living in a modern times, distinguished from ancients, or people living in Greek and Roman times. Cabinet Dictionary

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