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Meaning & Definition of Modern in English

English

Modern

/mɑdərn/

noun

1. A contemporary person

    synonym:
  • modern

2. A typeface (based on an 18th century design by gianbattista bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes

    synonym:
  • modern
  • ,
  • modern font
  • ,
  • Bodoni
  • ,
  • Bodoni font

adjective

1. Belonging to the modern era

  • Since the middle ages
  • "Modern art"
  • "Modern furniture"
  • "Modern history"
  • "Totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"
    synonym:
  • modern

2. Relating to a recently developed fashion or style

  • "Their offices are in a modern skyscraper"
  • "Tables in modernistic designs"
    synonym:
  • mod
  • ,
  • modern
  • ,
  • modernistic

3. Characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture

    synonym:
  • modern

4. Ahead of the times

  • "The advanced teaching methods"
  • "Had advanced views on the subject"
  • "A forward-looking corporation"
  • "Is british industry innovative enough?"
    synonym:
  • advanced
  • ,
  • forward-looking
  • ,
  • innovative
  • ,
  • modern

5. Used of a living language

  • Being the current stage in its development
  • "Modern english"
  • "New hebrew is israeli hebrew"
    synonym:
  • Modern
  • ,
  • New

Examples of using

The modern world isn't governed by people, but by ideas.
But for the modern medicine, I'd have been dead.
You're wanting to exchange your car for a more modern one.