1. a contemporary person;
2. a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes;
[syn: modern, modern font, Bodoni, Bodoni font]
1. belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages;
- Example: "modern art"
- Example: "modern furniture"
- Example: "modern history"
- Example: "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"
2. relating to a recently developed fashion or style;
- Example: "their offices are in a modern skyscraper"
- Example: "tables in modernistic designs";
[syn: mod, modern, modernistic]
3. characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture;
4. ahead of the times;
- Example: "the advanced teaching methods"
- Example: "had advanced views on the subject"
- Example: "a forward-looking corporation"
- Example: "is British industry innovative enough?"
[syn: advanced, forward-looking, innovative, modern]
5. used of a living language; being the current stage in its development;
- Example: "Modern English"
- Example: "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"
[syn: Modern, New]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Modern \Mod"ern\, a. [F. moderne, L. modernus; akin to modo just now, orig. abl. of modus measure; hence, by measure, just now. See Mode.] 1. 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. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. New and common; trite; commonplace. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] We have our philosophical persons, to make modern and familiar, things supernatural and causeless. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Modern English. See the Note under English. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Modern \Mod"ern\, n. A person of modern times; -- opposed to ancient. --Pope. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
94 Moby Thesaurus words for "modern": Young Turk, a la mode, actual, advanced, all the rage, all the thing, arriviste, as is, avant-garde, being, brand-new, bright young man, chic, coincident, comer, concomitant, concurrent, contemporaneous, contemporary, current, existent, existing, extant, far out, fashionable, fledgling, forward-looking, fresh, hip, hot, immanent, immediate, in, in fashion, in style, in vogue, instant, late, latest, latter, mod, modern generation, modern man, modernist, modernistic, modernized, modernizer, modish, neologism, neologist, neology, neonate, neoteric, neoterism, neoterist, new, new generation, new man, new-fashioned, newfangled, newfashioned, nouveau riche, novel, novus homo, now, parvenu, popular, present, present-age, present-day, present-time, prevailing, prevalent, progressive, recent, rising generation, running, smart, streamlined, stripling, stylish, that be, that is, topical, trendy, twentieth-century, ultra-ultra, ultramodern, up-to-date, up-to-datish, up-to-the-minute, upstart, way out, with it