modern modern  /ˈmɑ dərn/


  1. (n) a contemporary person
  2. (n) a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
  3. (adj) belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages
  4. (adj) relating to a recently developed fashion or style
  5. (adj) characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture
  6. (adj) ahead of the times
  7. (adj) used of a living language; being the current stage in its development


Derived Word(s)


  1. Between now and November 1958, Dwight Eisenhower's concept of Modern Republicanism will be in for a critical test.
  2. Her fierce choreography sometimes amazed and sometimes horrified, but in it she embodied modern dance arrogantly and spectacularly.


  1. Briefly: Modern Woodmen to hold first meeting

    The first meeting of the Modern Woodmen of America Youth Service Club will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Oscar Park on Gordon Lake, 1201 N. Jackson, Iowa Park.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Wichita Falls Times Record News

  2. Modern Diner/Carrine’s roll past Prince

    Kevin Drake and Kyle Richardson drove in three runs each as Modern Diner/Carrine’s Custom Apparel used a nine-run fourth inning to cruise past Terry Prince in Monday night’s Wellsville Co-Ed Slow-Pitch Softball opener at Tullar Field.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Wellsville Daily Reporter

  3. YLighting Launches Modern Forms, a New All-LED Brand by WAC Lighting; Modern Forms Offered Exclusively Online at ...

    YLighting launches Modern Forms, a new, all-LED brand. Modern Forms is available exclusively online at YLighting through July 14. (PRWeb June 18, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. "We're thrilled that 'Today Show's 'Modern Wedding Contest' now recognizes what most fair-minded Americans have already concluded - a wedding celebrates love and commitment, whether the spouses are straight or gay," said Jarrett Barrios,...
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Jarrett Barrios Source: Reuters

  2. Stoning is a "medieval punishment which has no role in the modern world," British Foreign Secretary William Hague told the AP on Thursday. "If the punishment is carried out, it will disgust and appall the watching world."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: William Hague Source: New York Daily News

  3. Mr Brown said the IMF had to be "rebuilt as fit for purpose [in] the modern world" and urged it to come to the aid of Iceland and any states in central Europe that needed help.
    on Oct 15, 2008 By: Gordon Brown Source: Irish Times

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