Definition of 'contemporary'
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It is quite an architectural tree and we are going for a contemporary look. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But he is one of the best detectives in contemporary fiction. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And that was essentially the leitmotif for contemporary design. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His contemporaries have all taken on the role with a reasonable degree of success. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This hotel offers a contemporary design with modern comforts and is the perfect base for exploring this beautiful city. The Sun (2017)Her experience of contemporary classical music was limited until she met Haas. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Design now includes systems and software, the most important products in the contemporary world. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It all added up to something contemporary, challenging and very exciting. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Selling point A classic solution with contemporary style. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The 33 rooms are furnished in sleek contemporary style, with strikingly modern decor in the public areas. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His ambiguity on this point reflects a gap in his account of contemporary liberalism. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Historic sportswear and contemporary fashions are shown side by side to explore how sport influences designers. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Top tip when choosing luxury bathroom decor is to keep the look broadly contemporary. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The orchestra also stirred disquiet by playing contemporary music. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The safest bets are classical modern and contemporary paintings. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But obviously it would be nicer if it were entertaining enough to draw people to contemporary art. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Digital technology is already ubiquitous on the contemporary art scene. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Suicide is not often used in contemporary fiction and is very much taboo. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Sometimes a single picture sheds light on ancient history or contemporary politics. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is a museum of contemporary and historic design. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Why are so few contemporary pop hits taken up as football chants? The Sun (2006) Another contemporary has dropped off the map. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Culture often takes the role of religion in our contemporary world. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The simple graphic pattern plays well with the architectural style of contemporary garden rooms. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The gallery specialises in contemporary figurative and landscape paintings. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The challenge was to bring a contemporary attitude to something historical. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But in so doing they defy contemporary fashions. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They looked like a contemporary chain gang. In God's Country: travels in the Bible belt, USA. (1989)Contemporary worship music is melody driven and relatively easy to sing. Christianity Today (2000)Historians contemporary and modern generally accept the authenticity of the four letters. JEM SULTAN: The Adventures of a Captive Turkish Prince in Renaissance Europe (2004) People who dislike contemporary art often complain that it will not endure like the masterpieces of bygone eras. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We wanted to write about the contemporary scene in a way we didn't feel was happening. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Its research centres focus on subjects such as contemporary fiction and transitional economics in China. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'contemporary'
British English: contemporary /kənˈtɛmprərɪ/ ADJECTIVE
Contemporary means existing now or at the time you are talking about.
- American English: contemporary
- Arabic: مُعَاصِر
- Brazilian Portuguese: contemporâneo
- Chinese: 当代的
- Croatian: suvremen
- Czech: současný
- Danish: samtidig
- Dutch: eigentijds
- European Spanish: contemporáneo
- Finnish: nykyajan
- French: contemporain
- German: zeitgenössisch
- Greek: σύγχρονος
- Italian: contemporaneo
- Japanese: 現代の
- Korean: 동시대의
- Norwegian: samtidig
- Polish: współczesny
- European Portuguese: contemporâneo
- Romanian: contemporan
- Russian: современный
- Spanish: contemporáneo
- Swedish: samtidig
- Thai: ร่วมสมัย
- Turkish: çağdaş
- Ukrainian: сучасний
- Vietnamese: đương thời
British English: contemporary NOUN
Someone's contemporary is a person who is or was alive at the same time as them.
Like most of my contemporaries, I grew up in a vastly different world.
Definition of contemporary from the Collins English Dictionary
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