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Definitions of "modern"

  • Of or relating to recent times or the present: modern history. adjective
  • Characteristic or expressive of recent times or the present; contemporary or up-to-date: a modern lifestyle; a modern way of thinking. adjective
  • Of or relating to a recently developed or advanced style, technique, or technology: modern art; modern medicine. adjective
  • Avant-garde; experimental. adjective
  • Linguistics Of, relating to, or being a living language or group of languages: Modern Italian; Modern Romance languages. adjective
  • One who lives in modern times. noun
  • One who has modern ideas, standards, or beliefs. noun
  • Printing Any of a variety of typefaces characterized by strongly contrasted heavy and thin parts. noun
  • Pertaining to the current time and style. adjective
  • Someone who lives in modern times. noun
  • Of or pertaining to the present time, or time not long past; late; not ancient or remote in past time; of recent period adjective
  • New and common; trite; commonplace. adjective
  • A person of modern times; -- opposed to ancient. noun
  • Pertaining to the present era, or to a period extending from a not very remote past to the passing time; late or recent, absolutely or relatively; not ancient or remote in time.
  • Not antiquated or obsolete; in harmony with the ideas and habits of the present: as, modern fashions; modern views of life.
  • Common; trite; general; familiar; trivial.
  • In heraldry See ancient, 5.
  • Synonyms Recent, Late, etc. See new.
  • One who has lived or lives in modern times, or who lives at the present day, in distinction from one of the ancients, or from one who lived in time past. noun

The word "modern" in example sentences

Edouard Drumont's book Jewish France signaled the rise of modern anti-Semitism, attacking Jews for capitalism, radicalism, and other “modern problems.. [1884-85]

This middle zone of power and mastery is the path of the modern transcendentalist, and the one who walks it and lives in unification with its laws is the _modern transcendentalist_ of the new civilization.. [Freedom Talks No. II]

Owing to the very fact that nothing is more modern than this thorough morbidness, this dilatoriness and excessive irritability of the nervous machinery, Wagner is the _modern artist par excellence_, the Cagliostro of modernity.. [The Case Of Wagner, Nietzsche Contra Wagner, and Selected Aphorisms.]

In the modern world, England and America are the most conspicuous for enlightened views of freedom, and bold vindication of the equal rights of man; yet in these two countries slave laws have been framed as bad as they were in Pagan, iron-hearted Rome; and the customs are in some respects more oppressive; -- _modern_ slavery unquestionably wears its very worst aspect in the Colonies of England and the United. [An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans]

II. vii.156 (272,3) [Full of wise saws and modern instances] I am in doubt whether _modern_ is in this place used for absurd; the meaning seems to be, that the justice is full of _old_ sayings and _late_ examples.. [Notes to Shakespeare — Volume 01: Comedies]

IV. iii.170 (508,9) A modern ecstacy] I believe _modern_ is only. [Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies]

III. ii.120 (85,1) Which modern lamentation might have mov'd] This line is left out of the later editions, I suppose because the editors did not remember that Shakespeare uses _modern_ for _common_, or _slight_: I believe it was in his time confounded in colloquial language with. [Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies]

Abraham, who made a series of videos lambasting the games in favour of Battlefield 3, argued that he was entitled to use the domain as he pleased because the term "modern warfare" is "generic".. [ - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph]

It was the use of the term "modern" as a preface to philanthropy that truly resonated with me given the fact that in a room full of upper management and c-level suite business-gladiators, if you will, Mr. Simmons stood out as one of few Black men.. [Pedro L. Rodriguez: Russell Simmons: Face of Modern American Business?]

According to The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: the word modern was first recorded in 1585 in the sense 'of present or recent times'.. [Pankaj Jain, Ph.D.: Hinduism And Modernity]

According to The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: the word modern was first recorded in 1585 in the sense 'of present or recent times'.. [Pankaj Jain, Ph.D.: Hinduism And Modernity]

The term modern (or new) renewables is used to distinguish between traditional renewables used directly with low conversion technology and renewables using capital-intensive high-tech energy conversion such as solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, or ocean energy to produce state-of-the-art fuels and energy services.. [Chapter 12]

All scientific and social phenomena -- all that we include under the term modern progress -- command his most intense and absorbed attention.. [Essays on Scandinavian Literature]

It's easy to confuse the concepts of modern and Modernism - one would think the word modern means "this minute.". [NPR Topics: News]

And we progressed into something that's a little more contemporary, or maybe-I hate to use the term modern, but we took what we had then and shaped it into what it is right now.. []

I find the use of the term modern world by Zakaria in this instant, and others in the secular media when making reference to the current secular western world view, as nothing other than bias.. [GetReligion]

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