Modern

  • (adj): Used of a living language; being the current stage in its development.
    Example: "Modern English"
    Synonyms: New
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on modern:

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 ...
Chinese Historiography - Schools - Modernism
... society as a "traditional" society needing to become "modern", usually with the implicit assumption that Western society is the definition of modern society ... for breaking the society from its static past and bringing them into the modern world under European direction ... notion of "change within tradition" which argued that although China did change in the pre-modern period but that this change existed within certain ...
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 ... depth, for a museum whose focus is not exclusively on modern art for example, the collection contains forty paintings by Paul Klee, spanning his entire career ...
History Of Palau - Pre-contact
... shed much light on the origins of the modern population ... that it may derive from the Sunda Islands (modern Indonesia) ... 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 ... They led the commercial 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 ...

More definitions of "modern":

  • (adj): Relating to a recently developed fashion or style.
    Example: "Their offices are in a modern skyscraper"
    Synonyms: mod, modernistic
  • (adj): Characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture.
  • (adj): Belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages.
    Example: "Modern art"; "modern furniture"; "modern history"; "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word modern:

    The opera isn’t over till the fat lady sings.
    —Anonymous.

    A modern proverb along the lines of “don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched.” This form of words has no precise origin, though both Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations (16th ed., 1992)

    The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it.
    Edmond De Goncourt (1822–1896)

    Tried by a New England eye, or the more practical wisdom of modern times, they are the oracles of a race already in its dotage; but held up to the sky, which is the only impartial and incorruptible ordeal, they are of a piece with its depth and serenity, and I am assured that they will have a place and significance as long as there is a sky to test them by.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)