modern


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Modern \Mod"ern\, n.
   A person of modern times; -- opposed to ancient. --Pope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Modern \Mod"ern\, a. [F. moderne, L. modernus; akin to modo just
   now, orig. abl. of modus measure; hence, by measure, just
   now. See Mode.]
   1. Of or pertaining to the present time, or time not long
      past; late; not ancient or remote in past time; of recent
      period; as, modern days, ages, or time; modern authors;
      modern fashions; modern taste; modern practice. --Bacon.
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   2. New and common; trite; commonplace. [Obs.]
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            We have our philosophical persons, to make modern
            and familiar, things supernatural and causeless.
                                                  --Shak.
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   Modern English. See the Note under English.
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