Mod"ern (?), a. [F. moderne, L. modernus; akin to modo just now, orig. abl. of modus measure; hence, by measure, just now. See Mode.]


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.



New and common; trite; commonplace.


We have our philosophical persons, to make modern and familiar, things supernatural and causeless. Shak.

Modern English. See the Note under English.


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Mod"ern, n.

A person of modern times; -- opposed to ancient.



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