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Modern vs. Ancient

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  • Modern (adjective)

    Pertaining to a current or recent time and style; not ancient.

    "Our online interactive game is a modern approach to teaching about gum disease."

    "Although it was built in the 1600s, the building still has a very modern look."

  • Modern (adjective)

    Pertaining to the modern period (c.1800 to contemporary times), particularly in academic historiography.

  • Modern (noun)

    Someone who lives in modern times.

  • Ancient (adjective)

    Having lasted from a remote great age, very old.

    "an ancient city"

    "an ancient forest"

  • Ancient (adjective)

    Existent or occurring in time long past, usually in remote ages; belonging to or associated with antiquity; old, as opposed to modern.

    "an ancient author"

    "an ancient empire"

  • Ancient (adjective)

    Relating to European historical period; the time before the Middle Ages.

  • Ancient (adjective)

    Experienced; versed.

  • Ancient (adjective)

    Former; sometime.

  • Ancient (noun)

    A person who is very old.

  • Ancient (noun)

    A person who lived in ancient times.

  • Ancient (noun)

    A flag, banner, standard or ensign.

  • Ancient (noun)

    One of the senior members of the Inns of Court or of Chancery.

  • Ancient (noun)

    A senior; an elder; a predecessor.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Modern (adjective)

    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.

  • Modern (adjective)

    New and common; trite; commonplace.

  • Modern (noun)

    A person of modern times; - opposed to ancient.

  • Ancient (adjective)

    Old; that happened or existed in former times, usually at a great distance of time; belonging to times long past; specifically applied to the times before the fall of the Roman empire; - opposed to modern; as, ancient authors, literature, history; ancient days.

  • Ancient (adjective)

    Old; that has been of long duration; of long standing; of great age; as, an ancient forest; an ancient castle.

  • Ancient (adjective)

    Known for a long time, or from early times; - opposed to recent or new; as, the ancient continent.

  • Ancient (adjective)

    Dignified, like an aged man; magisterial; venerable.

  • Ancient (adjective)

    Experienced; versed.

  • Ancient (adjective)

    Former; sometime.

  • Ancient (noun)

    Those who lived in former ages, as opposed to the moderns.

  • Ancient (noun)

    An aged man; a patriarch. Hence: A governor; a ruler; a person of influence.

  • Ancient (noun)

    A senior; an elder; a predecessor.

  • Ancient (noun)

    One of the senior members of the Inns of Court or of Chancery.

  • Ancient (noun)

    An ensign or flag.

  • Ancient (noun)

    The bearer of a flag; an ensign.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Modern (noun)

    a contemporary person

  • Modern (noun)

    a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes

  • Modern (adjective)

    belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages;

    "modern art"

    "modern furniture"

    "modern history"

    "totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"

  • Modern (adjective)

    relating to a recently developed fashion or style;

    "their offices are in a modern skyscraper"

    "tables in modernistic designs"

  • Modern (adjective)

    characteristic of present-day art and music and literature and architecture

  • Modern (adjective)

    ahead of the times;

    "the advanced teaching methods"

    "had advanced views on the subject"

    "a forward-looking corporation"

    "is British industry innovative enough?"

  • Modern (adjective)

    used of a living language; being the current stage in its development;

    "Modern English"

    "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"

  • Ancient (adjective)

    belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire;

    "ancient history"

    "ancient civilizations such as those of the Etruscans and Sumerians"

    "ancient Greece"

  • Ancient (adjective)

    very old;

    "an ancient mariner"

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