|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";
|3.||[ adjective ] characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture|
|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?"
|5.||[ noun ] a contemporary person|
|6.||[ adjective ] (linguistics) used of a living language; being the current stage in its development|
"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|