- modern apprenticeship,
- modern art,
- modern cut,
- modern dance,
- modern english
Origin of modern
Examples from the Web for modernly
But the schools and University of Copenhagen are modernly equipped.Through Scandinavia to Moscow|William Seymour Edwards
In the modernly equipped factories one finds electric flat irons, velvet steamers and coffee urns.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
Antwerp is one of the largest, most modernly equipped and efficient ports in Europe.America's War for Humanity|Thomas Herbert Russell
But the percentage in a modernly equipped filature is very small.The Story of Silk|Sara Ware Bassett
Palm-oil has brought them luxurious homes, modernly furnished.Stanley in Africa|James P. Boyd
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."