Origin of modern
Synonyms for modern
Examples from the Web for modernly
Historical Examples of modernly
But the percentage in a modernly equipped filature is very small.The Story of Silk
Sara Ware Bassett
But the schools and University of Copenhagen are modernly equipped.Through Scandinavia to Moscow
William Seymour Edwards
Palm-oil has brought them luxurious homes, modernly furnished.Stanley in Africa
James P. Boyd
Minga's tone somehow had nothing that could be modernly recognized as rudeness.Under the Law
Edwina Stanton Babcock
If obligation existed—and it did, in a way—did not this discharge it, subtly and modernly?Angela's Business
Henry Sydnor Harrison
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."