a person who follows or favors ways, tendencies, etc.
a person who advocates the study of subjects in preference to ancient classics.
an adherent of in theological questions.
of modernists or .
1580s, “a modern person,” from modern + -ist. Later, “a supporter of the modern” (as opposed to the classical), c.1700. As a follower of a movement in the arts (modernism), attested from 1927.
modern character, tendencies, or values; adherence to or sympathy with what is modern. a modern usage or characteristic. (initial capital letter) Theology. the movement in Roman Catholic thought that sought to interpret the teachings of the Church in the light of philosophic and scientific conceptions prevalent in the late 19th and early 20th centuries: condemned […]
designed or used in defense against guided enemy . a ballistic device for seeking and destroying enemy . Contemporary Examples Already the U.S. is moving warplanes and antimissile systems to Jordan. Make Up Your Mind on Syria, Mr. President! Peter Beinart June 16, 2013 Equipping all jetliners with antimissile technology is neither financially nor logistically […]
- Antimissile missile
a ballistic missile for seeking and destroying missiles in flight.
marriage or cohabitation between two people from different racial groups, especially, in the U.S., between a black person and a white person: In 1968 the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that state laws prohibiting miscegenation were unconstitutional. sexual relations between two people from different racial backgrounds that results in the conception of a mixed-race child. Contemporary […]