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Meaning of 'modern' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Modern [ a.]
- 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.
- New and common; trite; commonplace.
2 . Modern [ n.]
- A person of modern times; -- opposed to ancient.

Meaning of 'modern' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . modern [ a]
Meaning (1):
- belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages
Example in sentence:
  • modern art;
  • modern furniture;
  • modern history;
  • totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric
2 . modern [ s]
Meaning (2):
- ahead of the times
Example in sentence:
  • a forward-looking corporation;
  • had advanced views on the subject;
  • is British industry innovative enough?;
  • the advanced teaching methods
Meaning (3):
- used of a living language; being the current stage in its development
Example in sentence:
  • Modern English;
  • New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew
Meaning (4):
- relating to a recently developed fashion or style
Example in sentence:
  • tables in modernistic designs;
  • their offices are in a modern skyscraper