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Modern English
Modern Mod"ern, a. [F. moderne, L. modernus; akin to modo just now, orig. abl. of modus measure; hence, by measure, just now. See {Mode}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the present time, or time not long past; late; not ancient or remote in past time; of recent period; as, modern days, ages, or time; modern authors; modern fashions; modern taste; modern practice. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. New and common; trite; commonplace. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

We have our philosophical persons, to make modern and familiar, things supernatural and causeless. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Modern English}. See the Note under {English}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.