Modern

  • (noun): A contemporary person.
    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 ...
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 ... 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 ...
History Of Palau - Pre-contact
... among the Austronesian languages, and so does not 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 ...
Chinese Historiography - Schools - Modernism
... sees Chinese society as a "traditional" society needing to become "modern", usually with the implicit assumption that Western society is the definition of modern ... its static past and bringing them into the modern world under European direction ... the notion of "change within tradition" which argued that 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
... With some 13,000 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 ... artists are represented in remarkable depth, for a museum whose focus is not exclusively on modern art for example, the collection contains forty paintings by Paul ...

More definitions of "modern":

  • (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"
  • (adj): Used of a living language; being the current stage in its development.
    Example: "Modern English"
    Synonyms: New
  • (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): Relating to a recently developed fashion or style.
    Example: "Their offices are in a modern skyscraper"
    Synonyms: mod, modernistic

Famous quotes containing the word modern:

    The Oriental philosophy approaches easily loftier themes than the modern aspires to; and no wonder if it sometimes prattle about them. It only assigns their due rank respectively to Action and Contemplation, or rather does full justice to the latter. Western philosophers have not conceived of the significance of Contemplation in their sense.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The modern American tourist now fills his experience with pseudo-events. He has come to expect both more strangeness and more familiarity than the world naturally offers. He has come to believe that he can have a lifetime of adventure in two weeks and all the thrills of risking his life without any real risk at all.
    Daniel J. Boorstin (b. 1914)

    There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life’s sores the better.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)