1. [ adjective ] belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages

"modern art" "modern furniture" "modern history" "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"

Related terms: nonmodern contemporary contemporary latest recent neo ultramodern modernized state-of-the-art Moderne modernistic red-brick new late current modernity
2. [ adjective ] relating to a recently developed fashion or style
Synonyms: up-to-date modernistic mod

"their offices are in a modern skyscraper" "tables in modernistic designs";

Related terms: fashionable
3. [ adjective ] characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture
Related terms: nonclassical
4. [ adjective ] ahead of the times
Synonyms: advanced innovative forward-looking

"the advanced teaching methods" "had advanced views on the subject" "a forward-looking corporation" "is British industry innovative enough?"

Related terms: progressive
5. [ noun ] a contemporary person
Related terms: person
6. [ adjective ] (linguistics) used of a living language; being the current stage in its development
Synonyms: New

"Modern English" "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"

Related terms: linguistics late
7. [ noun ] (printing) a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
Synonyms: Bodoni Bodoni_font modern_font
Related terms: old_style proportional_font
Similar spelling:   Moderne