Mod"ern, n. A person of modern
times; -- opposed to ancient. Pope.
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
2. New and common; trite; commonplace.
We have our philosophical persons, to make
modern and familiar, things supernatural and
Modern English. See the Note under