Modern

  • (adj): Characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on modern:

Chinese Historiography - Schools - Modernism
... Chinese history sees Chinese society as a "traditional" society needing to become "modern", usually with the implicit assumption that Western society is the definition of modern society ... static past and bringing them into the modern world under European direction ... although China did change in the pre-modern period but that this change existed within certain cultural traditions ...
Metropolitan Museum Of Art - Collections - Modern Art
... artworks, primarily by European and American artists, the modern art collection occupies 60,000 square feet (6,000 m2), of gallery space and contains many iconic modern works ...
History Of Palau - Pre-contact
... and so does not shed much light on the origins of the modern population ... However, there are some indications that it may derive from the Sunda Islands (modern Indonesia) ... passed through titled women and first daughters but there is also a modern patrilineal sentiment introduced by imperial Japan ...
History - Decline and Survival of Archery
... The revival of modern primitive archery may be traced to Ishi, who came out of hiding in California in 1911 Ishi was the last of the Yahi Indian tribe ... development of new forms of bow including the modern recurve and compound bow ... These modern forms are now dominant in modern Western archery traditional bows are in a minority ...
Adamic Language - Modern - Latter-day Saints Movement
... Some other early Latter-day Saint leaders, including Brigham Young, Orson Pratt and Elizabeth Ann Whitney claimed to have received several words in the Adamic language in revelations ... Some Latter-day Saints believe that the Adamic language is the "pure language" spoken of by Zephaniah and that it will be restored as the universal language of humankind at the end of the world ...

More definitions of "Modern":

  • (adj): Relating to a recently developed fashion or style.
    Example: "Their offices are in a modern skyscraper"
    Synonyms: mod, modernistic
  • (noun): A contemporary person.
  • (noun): A typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes.
    Synonyms: modern font, Bodoni, Bodoni font
  • (adj): Belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages.
    Example: "Modern art"; "modern furniture"; "modern history"; "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"
  • (adj): Used of a living language; being the current stage in its development.
    Example: "Modern English"
    Synonyms: New

Famous quotes containing the word modern:

    I have developed a visionary modern lyric, and, for it, an idiom in which I can write lyrically, colloquially, and dramatically. My subject is city life—with its sofas, hotel corridors, cinemas, underworlds, cardboard suitcases, self-willed buses, banknotes, soapy bathrooms, newspaper-filled parks; and its anguish, its enraged excitement, its great lonely joys.
    Rosemary Tonks (b. 1932)

    The near explains the far. The drop is a small ocean. A man is related to all nature. This perception of the worth of the vulgar is fruitful in discoveries. Goethe, in this very thing the most modern of the moderns, has shown us, as none ever did, the genius of the ancients.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined; one discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a straight line until one is stopped.
    Norman Mailer (b. 1923)