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English adjective: modern

1. modern belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages


SamplesModern art.
Modern furniture.
Modern history.
Totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric.


Similarcontemporary, modern-day, moderne, neo, red-brick, redbrick, ultramodern


See alsocurrent, late, new


Attributecontemporaneity, contemporaneousness, modernism, modernity, modernness


Antonymsnonmodern

2. modern relating to a recently developed fashion or style


SamplesTheir offices are in a modern skyscraper.
Tables in modernistic designs.


Synonymsmod, modernistic


Similarfashionable, stylish


Antonymsunfashionable, unstylish

3. modern characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture


Similarnonclassical


Antonymsclassical, classic

4. modern ahead of the times


SamplesThe advanced teaching methods.
Had advanced views on the subject.
A forward-looking corporation.
Is British industry innovative enough?.


Synonymsadvanced, forward-looking, innovative


Similarprogressive


Antonymsregressive

5. Modern used of a living language; being the current stage in its development


SamplesModern English.
New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew.


SynonymsNew


Similarlate


Domain categorylinguistics


Antonymsmiddle, early


English noun: modern

1. modern (person) a contemporary person


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

2. modern (communication) a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes


SynonymsBodoni, Bodoni font, modern font


Broader (hypernym)proportional font


Antonymsold style, old style font









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