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 ...
Metropolitan Museum Of Art - Collections - Modern Art
... 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 ... museum whose focus is not exclusively on modern art for example, the collection contains forty paintings by Paul Klee, spanning his entire career ...
Chinese Historiography - Schools - Modernism
... This view of Chinese history sees Chinese society as a "traditional" society needing to become "modern", usually with the implicit assumption that Western society is the ... breaking the society from its static past and bringing them into the modern world under European direction ... that although China did change in the pre-modern period but that this change existed within certain cultural traditions ...
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 ... 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
... 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) ... lands continue to be passed through titled women and first daughters but there is also a modern patrilineal sentiment introduced by imperial Japan ...

More definitions of "modern":

  • (noun): A contemporary person.
  • (adj): Characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture.
  • (adj): Relating to a recently developed fashion or style.
    Example: "Their offices are in a modern skyscraper"
    Synonyms: mod, modernistic
  • (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"

Famous quotes containing the word modern:

    In most other modern societies working mothers are not put under these special and exaggerated pressures. For example, French and English mothers often prefer to breast-feed their babies, but they do not feel that their womanhood is at stake if they fail to do so. Nor does anyone else.
    Sylvia Ann Hewitt (20th century)

    And, in fine, the ancient precept, “Know thyself,” and the modern precept, “Study nature,” become at last one maxim.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Sir Walter Raleigh might well be studied, if only for the excellence of his style, for he is remarkable in the midst of so many masters. There is a natural emphasis in his style, like a man’s tread, and a breathing space between the sentences, which the best of modern writing does not furnish. His chapters are like English parks, or say rather like a Western forest, where the larger growth keeps down the underwood, and one may ride on horseback through the openings.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)