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Adjective modern has 5 senses
  1. modern - belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages; "modern art"; "modern furniture"; "modern history"; "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"
    nonmodern, antebellum, horse-and-buggy, medieval, mediaeval, gothic, old-world, Victorian
  2. mod, modern, modernistic - relating to a recently developed fashion or style; "their offices are in a modern skyscraper"; "tables in modernistic designs";
    Antonyms: unfashionable, unstylish (indirect, via fashionable)
  3. modern - characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture
    classical (indirect, via nonclassical)
  4. advanced, forward-looking, innovative, modern - ahead of the times; "the advanced teaching methods"; "had advanced views on the subject"; "a forward-looking corporation"; "is British industry innovative enough?"
    Antonym: regressive (indirect, via progressive)
  5. Modern, New - used of a living language; being the current stage in its development; "Modern English"; "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"
    Antonym: early (indirect, via middle, late)
    Antonym: middle (indirect, via late, early)
Noun modern has 2 senses
  1. modern - a contemporary person
    --1 is a kind of
    person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
  2. modern, modern font, Bodoni, Bodoni font - a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
    --2 is a kind of proportional font
    Antonyms: old style, old style font
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