Meaning of modern-day in English:



  • In or relating to the present or recent times.

    ‘I bet you wish that I was a bank robber, some sort of modern-day Robin Hood’
    • ‘These men are modern-day pirates, bringing terror to the high seas.’
    • ‘Moscow and London concluded a non-aggression pact and agreed the bounds of modern-day Afghanistan.’
    • ‘I'm fascinated by the way that modern-day culture resonates with the whispers, sighs and echoes of ghosts.’
    • ‘The play is a sad, beautifully written, modern-day tragic love story.’
    • ‘The question was: how do you translate Quixote for a modern-day audience?’
    • ‘It is the modern-day equivalent of finding the right cave, keeping it dry and decorating it with pretty cave paintings.’
    • ‘The methods used have changed little over the centuries and appear quaint compared with modern-day forestry.’
    • ‘The description of being drunk on too much wine and going into brothels made me think how little modern-day life has changed.’
    • ‘Fittingly, the story of Britain's relationship with its underwear ends with a modern-day corset.’
    • ‘Society nowadays is much more violent than it was 30 years ago and the screens are a modern-day necessity.’
    • ‘A force with fewer than 1,600 officers was not equipped to deal with modern-day crime, he said.’
    • ‘What made the 1973 film stand out was that it set its demonic possession in a humdrum modern-day context.’
    • ‘The modern-day comedians still look at them as the first and the best.’
    • ‘In the 19th century, a laboratory existed in part of the modern-day district of Belmont.’
    • ‘The Whitbread was first run in 1957 and was the forerunner of all modern-day sponsorships.’
    • ‘People who reflect the wide diversity which exists in modern-day Scotland are needed for this vital work.’
    • ‘If you want to rub shoulders with the modern-day glitterati, go for dinner at any of the restaurants by the harbour.’
    • ‘No-one is under any illusion that drugs are the scourge of modern-day society.’
    • ‘It's a modern-day fairy tale, folks, because, you see, they did get on the telly after all.’