Modern vs. Old

Modern vs. Old — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Modern and Old

Modernadjective

Of or relating to recent times or the present

modern history.

Oldadjective

Having lived or existed for a relatively long time; far advanced in years or life.

Modernadjective

Characteristic or expressive of recent times or the present; contemporary or up-to-date

a modern lifestyle.a modern way of thinking.

Oldadjective

Relatively advanced in age

Pamela is our oldest child.

Modernadjective

Of or relating to a recently developed or advanced style, technique, or technology

modern art.modern medicine.

Oldadjective

Made long ago; in existence for many years

an old book.

Modernadjective

Avant-garde; experimental.

Oldadjective

Of or relating to a long life or to people who have had long lives

a ripe old age.

Modernadjective

often Modern(Linguistics) Of, relating to, or being a living language or group of languages

Modern Italian.Modern Romance languages.

Oldadjective

Having or exhibiting the physical characteristics of age

a prematurely old face.

Modernnoun

One who lives in modern times.

Oldadjective

Having or exhibiting the wisdom of age; mature

a child who is old for his years.

Modernnoun

One who has modern ideas, standards, or beliefs.

Oldadjective

Having lived or existed for a specified length of time

She was 12 years old.

Modernnoun

(Printing) Any of a variety of typefaces characterized by strongly contrasted heavy and thin parts.

Oldadjective

Exhibiting the effects of time or long use; worn

an old coat.

Modernadjective

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.

Oldadjective

Known through long acquaintance; long familiar

an old friend.

Modernadjective

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

Oldadjective

Skilled or able through long experience; practiced

He is an old hand at doing home repairs.

Modernnoun

Someone who lives in modern times.

Oldadjective

Belonging to a remote or former period in history; ancient

old fossils.

Modernnoun

a contemporary person

Oldadjective

Belonging to or being of an earlier time

her old classmates.

Modernnoun

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

Oldadjective

often Old Being the earlier or earliest of two or more related objects, stages, versions, or periods.

Modernadjective

belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages;

modern artmodern furnituremodern historytotem poles are modern rather than prehistoric

Oldadjective

Having become slower in flow and less vigorous in action. Used of a river.

Modernadjective

relating to a recently developed fashion or style;

their offices are in a modern skyscrapertables in modernistic designs

Oldadjective

Having become simpler in form and of lower relief. Used of a landform.

Modernadjective

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

Oldadjective

Used as an intensive

Come back any old time. Don't give me any ol' excuse.

Modernadjective

ahead of the times;

the advanced teaching methodshad advanced views on the subjecta forward-looking corporationis British industry innovative enough?

Oldadjective

Used to express affection or familiarity

good ol' Sam.

Modernadjective

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

Modern EnglishNew Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew

Oldnoun

An individual of a specified age

a five-year-old.

Oldnoun

Old people considered as a group. Used with the

caring for the old.

Oldnoun

Former times; yore

in days of old.

Oldadjective

Of an object, concept, relationship, etc., having existed for a relatively long period of time.

an old abandoned building;an old friend

Oldadjective

Of a living being, having lived for most of the expected years.

a wrinkled old man

Oldadjective

Of a perishable item, having existed for most, or more than its shelf life.

an old loaf of bread

Oldadjective

Of an item that has been used and so is not new unused.

I find that an old toothbrush is good to clean the keyboard with.

Oldadjective

Having existed or lived for the specified time.

How old are they? She’s five years old and he's seven. We also have a young teen and a two-year-old child.My great-grandfather lived to be a hundred and one years old.

Oldadjective

(heading) Of an earlier time.

Oldadjective

Former, previous.

My new car is not as good as my old one.a school reunion for Old Etonians

Oldadjective

That is no longer in existence.

The footpath follows the route of an old railway line.

Oldadjective

Obsolete; out-of-date.

That is the old way of doing things; now we do it this way.

Oldadjective

Familiar.

When he got drunk and quarrelsome they just gave him the old heave-ho.

Oldadjective

Tiresome.

Your constant pestering is getting old.

Oldadjective

Said of subdued colors, particularly reds, pinks and oranges, as if they had faded over time.

Oldadjective

A grammatical intensifier, often used in describing something positive. (Mostly in idioms like good old, big old and little old, any old and some old.)

We're having a good old time.My next car will be a big old SUV.My wife makes the best little old apple pie in Texas.

Oldadjective

(obsolete) Excessive, abundant.

Oldnoun

(with "the") People who are old; old beings; the older generation, taken as a group.

A civilised society should always look after the old in the community.

Oldnoun

past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')

Oldadjective

(used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; especially not young; often used as a combining form to indicate an age as specified as in `a week-old baby';

an old man's eagle mindhis mother is very olda ripe old agehow old are you?

Oldadjective

of long duration; not new;

old traditionold houseold wineold countryold friendshipsold money

Oldadjective

of an earlier time;

his old classmates

Oldadjective

(used for emphasis) very familiar;

good old boysame old story

Oldadjective

lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new;

moth-eaten theories about race

Oldadjective

just preceding something else in time or order;

the previous ownermy old house was larger

Oldadjective

of a very early stage in development;

Old English is also called Anglo SaxonOld High German is High German from the middle of the 9th to the end of the 11th century

Oldadjective

old in experience;

an old offenderthe older soldiers

Oldadjective

used informally especially for emphasis;

a real honest-to-god live cowboyhad us a high old timewent upriver to look at a sure-enough fish wheel