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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Modern  \Mod"ern\,  n. 
  A  person  of  modern  times;  --  opposed  to  {ancient}.  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  New  and  common;  trite;  commonplace.  [Obs.] 
 
  We  have  our  philosophical  persons,  to  make  modern 
  and  familiar,  things  supernatural  and  causeless. 
  --Shak. 
 
  {Modern  English}.  See  the  Note  under  {English}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  modern 
  adj  1:  belonging  to  the  present  or  to  recent  times;  since  the 
  Middle  Ages;  "modern  art";  "modern  furniture";  "modern 
  history";  "totem  poles  are  modern  rather  than 
  prehistoric"  [ant:  {nonmodern}] 
  2:  relating  to  a  recently  developed  fashion  or  style  [syn:  {mod}, 
  {up-to-date}] 
  3:  characteristic  of  present-day  art  and  literature 
  4:  ahead  of  the  times;  "the  advanced  teaching  methods";  "had 
  advanced  views  on  the  subject";  "a  forward-looking 
  corporation";  "is  British  industry  innovative  enough?" 
  [syn:  {advanced},  {forward-looking},  {innovative}] 
  5:  (linguistics)  used  of  a  living  language;  being  the  current 
  stage  in  its  development;  "Modern  English";  "New  Hebrew  is 
  Israeli  Hebrew"  [syn:  {Modern},  {New}] 
  n  1:  a  contemporary  person 
  2:  a  typeface  (based  on  an  18th  century  design  by  Giambattista 
  Bodoni)  distinguished  by  regular  shape  and  hairline  serifs 
  and  heavy  downstrokes  [syn:  {modern  font},  {Bodoni},  {Bodoni 
  font}]  [ant:  {old  style}] 




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