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Definition 1: a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for modern in the sense of this definition

(modern is a kind of ...) any font whose different characters have different widths

Definition 2: a contemporary person - [noun denoting person]

(modern is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

Definition 3: belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where modern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(modern is similar to ...) characteristic of the present

"contemporary trends in design" "the role of computers in modern-day medicine"

(modern is similar to ...) (used as a combining form) recent or new

"`neo' is a combining form in words like `neocolonialism'"

(modern is similar to ...) of or relating to British universities founded in the late 19th century or the 20th century

(modern is similar to ...) extremely modern

"Dadism and ultramodern art"

(modern is similar to ...) of or relating to a popularization of art deco that used bright colors and rectangular shapes

(means also ...) occurring in or belonging to the present time

"current events" "the current topic" "current negotiations" "current psychoanalytic theories" "the ship's current position"

(means also ...) being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time

"late evening" "late 18th century" "a late movie" "took a late flight" "had a late breakfast"

(means also ...) not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered

"a new law" "new cars" "a new comet" "a new friend" "a new year" "the New World"

(... are attributes of modern) the quality of being current or of the present

"a shopping mall would instill a spirit of modernity into this village"

Definition 4: relating to a recently developed fashion or style - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where modern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • their offices are in a modern skyscraper
  • tables in modernistic designs

Synonyms for modern in the sense of this definition

(modern is similar to ...) being or in accordance with current social fashions

"fashionable clothing" "the fashionable side of town" "a fashionable cafe"

Definition 5: used of a living language; being the current stage in its development - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where modern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Modern English
  • New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew

Synonyms for modern in the sense of this definition

(modern is similar to ...) of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages

"Late Greek"

(modern belongs to category ...) the scientific study of language

Definition 6: characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(modern is similar to ...) not classical

Definition 7: ahead of the times - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where modern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for modern in the sense of this definition

(modern is similar to ...) favoring or promoting progress

"progressive schools"

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