[mod-ern] /ˈmɒd ərn/
of or relating to present and recent time; not ancient or remote:
modern city life.
characteristic of present and recent time; contemporary; not antiquated or obsolete:
of or relating to the historical period following the Middle Ages:
modern European history.
of, relating to, or characteristic of contemporary styles of art, literature, music, etc., that reject traditionally accepted or sanctioned forms and emphasize individual experimentation and sensibility.
(initial capital letter) (def 12).
Typography. noting or descriptive of a font of numerals in which the body aligns on the baseline, as 1234567890.
Compare (def 3).
a person of modern times.
a person whose views and tastes are modern.
Printing. a type style differentiated from old style by heavy vertical strokes and straight serifs.
of, involving, or befitting the present or a recent time; contemporary
of, relating to, or characteristic of contemporary styles or schools of art, literature, music, etc, esp those of an experimental kind
belonging or relating to the period in history from the end of the Middle Ages to the present
a contemporary person
(printing) a type style that originated around the beginning of the 19th century, characterized chiefly by marked contrast between thick and thin strokes Compare old face
c.1500, “now existing;” 1580s, “of or pertaining to present or recent times;” from Middle French moderne (15c.) and directly from Late Latin modernus “modern” (Priscian, Cassiodorus), from Latin modo “just now, in a (certain) manner,” from modo (adv.) “to the measure,” ablative of modus “manner, measure” (see mode (n.1)). Extended form modern-day attested from 1909.
In Shakespeare, often with a sense of “every-day, ordinary, commonplace.” Slang abbreviation mod first attested 1960. Modern art is from 1807 (by contrast to ancient); modern dance first attested 1912; first record of modern jazz is from 1954. Modern conveniences first recorded 1926.
1580s, “person of the present time” (contrasted to ancient, from modern (adj.). From 1897 as “one who is up to date.”
noun 1. an athletic contest comprising five different events, a 300-meter freestyle swim, a 4000-meter cross-country run, a 5000-meter equestrian steeplechase, épée fencing, and pistol target-shooting at 25 meters, the winner being the contestant with the highest total score. noun 1. an athletic contest consisting of five different events: horse riding with jumps, fencing with […]
noun 1. the Persian language since the Middle Persian stage.
- Modern primitive
noun a living member of a tribal culture; also, any person who decorates their body with tattoos and piercings similar to that of primitive peoples
- Modern sequence dancing
noun 1. a form of dancing in which ballroom dance steps are used as the basis of a wide variety of different dances typically performed in a sequence