modern

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From Middle French moderne, from Late Latin modernus; from Latin modo (just now), originally ablative of modus (measure); hence, by measure, "just now". See also mode.

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modern (comparative moderner or more modern, superlative modernest or most modern)

  1. Pertaining to a current or recent time and style; not ancient.
    Our online interactive game is a modern approach to teaching about gum disease.
    Although it was built in the 1600s, the building still has a very modern look.
    • 1879, Richard Jefferies, chapter 1, The Amateur Poacher:
      But then I had the flintlock by me for protection. ¶ There were giants in the days when that gun was made; for surely no modern mortal could have held that mass of metal steady to his shoulder.
    • 2013 June 8, “Obama goes troll-hunting”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 55: 
      The solitary, lumbering trolls of Scandinavian mythology would sometimes be turned to stone by exposure to sunlight. Barack Obama is hoping that several measures announced on June 4th will have a similarly paralysing effect on their modern incarnation, the patent troll.

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modern (plural moderns)

  1. Someone who lives in modern times.
    • 1779, Edward Capell, ‎John Collins, Notes and various readings to Shakespeare
      What the moderns could mean by their suppression of the final couplet's repeatings, cannot be conceiv'd []
    • 1956, John Albert Wilson, The Culture of Ancient Egypt (page 144)
      Even though we moderns can never crawl inside the skin of the ancient and think and feel as he did [] we must as historians make the attempt.

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Latin modernus

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modern m (feminine moderna, masculine plural moderns, feminine plural modernes)

  1. modern

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modern (comparative moderner, superlative am modernsten)

  1. modern
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modern (third-person singular simple present modert, past tense moderte, past participle gemodert, auxiliary haben)

  1. to rot, to molder
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modern (comparative modernare, superlative modernast)

  1. modern; pertaining to current style

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modern

  1. definite singular of moder
  2. definite singular of mor
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