Definitions of modern

  1. a typeface ( based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
  2. relating to a recently developed fashion or style; " their offices are in a modern skyscraper"; " tables in modernistic designs";
  3. a contemporary person
  4. characteristic of present- day art and music and literature and architecture
  5. ( linguistics) used of a living language; being the current stage in its development; " Modern English"; " New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"
  6. belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages; " modern art"; " modern furniture"; " modern history"; " totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"
  7. used of a living language; being the current stage in its development; " Modern English"; " New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"
  8. 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.
  9. A person of modern times; - opposed to ancient.
  10. Pertaining to the present time; recent.
  11. A person of the present time.
  12. Modernist.
  13. Limited to the present or recent time: not ancient.
  14. One of modern times:- pl. the nations after the Greeks and Romans, who are called the ancients.
  17. Of recent time; not ancient.
  18. One of modern times.
  19. Pertaining to a recent period; not ancient.
  20. A person of modern times.
  21. Pertaining to the present time; recent or new.
  22. Those of modern times, as opposed to ancients. See Mods.
  23. Pert. to the present, or time not long past; late; recent; not ancient.
  24. One of modern times, as opposed to one of anc. Times.

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
  3. We live in modern times. – Death Points a Finger by Will Levinrew
  4. Let us see, briefly, how it came into modern science. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  5. In the modern dressing machine, such as that illustrated in Fig. – The Jute Industry: From Seed to Finished Cloth by T. Woodhouse and P. Kilgour
  6. " Captain Jack is a modern pirate, all right," the lad told himself. – The Boy Allies with Uncle Sams Cruisers by Ensign Robert L. Drake
  7. " I had no idea that you were so modern, dearest mother," laughed Orsino. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  8. Modern methods of efficiency have been applied to charity for the first time. – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  9. " A boy," the man answered; " and I count it good luck that you men of modern ways should be the first we meet on our way to church. – The Delectable Duchy by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  10. 2. When did the modern Negro problem come into existence? – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  11. Here, then, is the receiving department of this great single retailing machine of modern business. – The Romance of a Great Store by Edward Hungerford
  12. Thus is rounded out this very romantic chapter of modern American history. – The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees by Mary Caroline Crawford
  13. How long would it have taken Russia to grow into modern civilization? – A Short History of Russia by Mary Platt Parmele
  14. In this particular, however, these nations are not singular, neither in ancient nor in modern times. – Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow
  15. And it was very modern. – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  16. They are evidently of modern date. – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  17. Similar conditions seem to lead to similar legislation throughout the modern world. – Popular Law-making by Frederic Jesup Stimson
  18. Sebennitis, the modern Samanhud, i. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  19. That is a discovery of modern science. – The Evolution of the Dragon by G. Elliot Smith
  20. He is not like a modern, every- day boy, at all. – The Princess Passes by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson