- modern apprenticeship,
- modern art,
- modern cut,
- modern dance,
- modern english
Origin of modern
Examples from the Web for modern
We see detoxing as a path to transcendence, a symbol of modern urban virtue and self-transformation through abstinence.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The number of dissenters though is unprecedented in the modern era.Democrats Accidentally Save Boehner From Republican Coup|Ben Jacobs, Jackie Kucinich|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“I got the weaver to use his craftsmanship on modern silhouettes we designed,” he said.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The End of Gangs By Sam Quinones, Pacific-Standard Los Angeles gave America the modern street gang.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 29-Jan 4, 2014|William Boot|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Historical justifications for most modern celebrations can be found in the ancient world.
But historical geology alone could never have led to the dynamical phase of modern biology.The Story of the Living Machine|H. W. Conn
Even the religion of this modern century bears the deep impress of the trade-mark, which calendars its financial value.My Wife and I|Harriet Beecher Stowe
As a study of events arising out of the greatest drama of modern times the supremacy of the last-named is unquestioned.The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII.|Arthur Mee
You do or you do not use the Longinian word ὑψος in the modern sense of the sublime.The Uncollected Writings of Thomas de Quincey--Vol. 1|Thomas de Quincey
The modern languages give unto such persons the name of favorites, or privadoes; as if it were matter of grace or conversation.
Word Origin for modern
c.1500, "now existing;" 1580s, "of or pertaining to present or recent times;" from Middle French moderne (15c.) and directly from Late Latin modernus "modern" (Priscian, Cassiodorus), from Latin modo "just now, in a (certain) manner," from modo (adv.) "to the measure," ablative of modus "manner, measure" (see mode (n.1)). Extended form modern-day attested from 1909.
In Shakespeare, often with a sense of "every-day, ordinary, commonplace." Slang abbreviation mod first attested 1960. Modern art is from 1807 (by contrast to ancient); modern dance first attested 1912; first record of modern jazz is from 1954. Modern conveniences first recorded 1926.
1580s, "person of the present time" (contrasted to ancient, from modern (adj.). From 1897 as "one who is up to date."