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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Modern \Mod"ern\, n.
     A person of modern times; -- opposed to ancient. --Pope.
     [1913 Webster]

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.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. New and common; trite; commonplace. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
              We have our philosophical persons, to make modern
              and familiar, things supernatural and causeless.
        [1913 Webster]
     Modern English. See the Note under English.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages;
             "modern art"; "modern furniture"; "modern history";
             "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric" [ant:
      2: relating to a recently developed fashion or style; "their
         offices are in a modern skyscraper"; "tables in modernistic
         designs"; [syn: mod, modern, modernistic]
      3: characteristic of present-day art and music and literature
         and architecture
      4: ahead of the times; "the advanced teaching methods"; "had
         advanced views on the subject"; "a forward-looking
         corporation"; "is British industry innovative enough?" [syn:
         advanced, forward-looking, innovative, modern]
      5: used of a living language; being the current stage in its
         development; "Modern English"; "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"
         [syn: Modern, New]
      n 1: a contemporary person
      2: a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista
         Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs
         and heavy downstrokes [syn: modern, modern font,
         Bodoni, Bodoni font] [ant: old style, old style font]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  94 Moby Thesaurus words for "modern":
     Young Turk, a la mode, actual, advanced, all the rage,
     all the thing, arriviste, as is, avant-garde, being, brand-new,
     bright young man, chic, coincident, comer, concomitant, concurrent,
     contemporaneous, contemporary, current, existent, existing, extant,
     far out, fashionable, fledgling, forward-looking, fresh, hip, hot,
     immanent, immediate, in, in fashion, in style, in vogue, instant,
     late, latest, latter, mod, modern generation, modern man,
     modernist, modernistic, modernized, modernizer, modish, neologism,
     neologist, neology, neonate, neoteric, neoterism, neoterist, new,
     new generation, new man, new-fashioned, newfangled, newfashioned,
     nouveau riche, novel, novus homo, now, parvenu, popular, present,
     present-age, present-day, present-time, prevailing, prevalent,
     progressive, recent, rising generation, running, smart,
     streamlined, stripling, stylish, that be, that is, topical, trendy,
     twentieth-century, ultra-ultra, ultramodern, up-to-date,
     up-to-datish, up-to-the-minute, upstart, way out, with it

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