Definition of 'modern'
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Example sentences containing 'modern'
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Just try to imagine modern life without it. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The biggest storage issue for many modern families is the pram. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Triumph has worked really hard to hide as much of the modern tech as possible. The Sun (2016)Players from the modern era feature in the voting as well as older stars. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Because these are modern times we live in. The Sun (2016)This hotel offers a contemporary design with modern comforts and is the perfect base for exploring this beautiful city. The Sun (2017)Just another fancy candle range, or a joke on modern society? Times, Sunday Times (2016) Art deco seems modern because it is; the style is increasingly influencing present-day interior designs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is also something uniquely American about modern dance in that it constantly morphs, changes and absorbs different ways of moving. Smithsonian Insider (2017)The dispute on Southern is the prelude to more strikes when companies try to introduce these new, modern trains in other parts of the country. The Sun (2016)Rooms are in a modern and minimalist style. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But how many modern musicals put your brain cells to work? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Put the demands of modern life on hold and take advantage of beautiful surroundings in stylish comfort. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The safest bets are classical modern and contemporary paintings. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We have to make the changes in education that are necessary for industry and modern society. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The drama and excitement of so much modern architecture? Times, Sunday Times (2014)There was a whole new history of modern music implicit here. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The exciting modern era was on its way. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Less than an entire page was devoted to the most notorious murder of modern times. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Our six new modern varieties should not be confused with the cheaper common ground cover varieties. Times, Sunday Times (2009)With modern technology he keeps in touch. The Sun (2014)The luxury world needs to present itself as modern and dynamic. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yet there is no place in a modern global economy for complacency. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was his first design in the modern style. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It turns out to be a lousy space in which to show modern art. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Record yourself singing to your favourite track and modern technology will alter your voice to make you sound like a pro. The Sun (2007)Within the city too the modern world is bursting in, though in a gentler way. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They are a comfortable modern dance shoe based on a classic 1940s design. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The modern city of Palmyra is virtually deserted. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'modern'
British English: modern /ˈmɒdən/ ADJECTIVE
Modern means relating to the present time.
I like antiques, but my husband prefers modern furniture.
- American English: modern
- Arabic: عَصْرِيٌّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: moderno
- Chinese: 现代的
- Croatian: moderan
- Czech: moderní
- Danish: moderne
- Dutch: modern
- European Spanish: moderno actual
- Finnish: nykyaikainen
- French: moderne
- German: modern
- Greek: σύγχρονος
- Italian: moderno
- Japanese: 現代の
- Korean: 현대의
- Norwegian: moderne
- Polish: nowoczesny
- European Portuguese: moderno
- Romanian: modern
- Russian: современный
- Spanish: moderno
- Swedish: modern
- Thai: สมัยใหม่
- Turkish: modern
- Ukrainian: сучасний
- Vietnamese: hiện đại
Definition of modern from the Collins English Dictionary
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