Vintage vs Modern - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between vintage and modern

is that vintage is the yield of grapes or wine from a vineyard or district during one season while modern is someone who lives in modern times.

As adjectives the difference between vintage and modern

is that vintage is (attributively) of or relating to a vintage, or to wine identified by a specific vintage while modern is pertaining to a current or recent time and style; not ancient.

As a verb vintage

is to harvest (grapes).

vintage

Noun

(en noun)
  • The yield of grapes or wine from a vineyard or district during one season.
  • Wine, especially high-quality, identified as to year and vineyard or district of origin.
  • The harvesting of a grape crop and the initial pressing of juice for winemaking.
  • The year or place in which something is produced.
  • Derived terms

    * make vintage

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (attributively) Of or relating to a vintage, or to wine identified by a specific vintage.
  • (attributively) Having an enduring appeal; high-quality, classic (such as video or computer games from the 1980s and early 1990s, or old magazines, etc.).
  • (attributively) Of a motor car, built between the years 1919 and (usually) 1930 (or sometimes 1919 to 1925 in the USA) .
  • Of a watch, produced between the years 1870 and 1980.
  • Derived terms

    * non-vintage, nonvintage * post-vintage thoroughbred * rack vintage * unvintaged * vintage audio * vintage base ball * vintage car * vintage chocolate * vintage clothing * vintage dance * vintage guitar * vintage jewellery, vintage jewelry * vintage model * vintager * vintage snowmobiling * vintage spring * vintage time * vintage wine * vintage year

    Verb

    (vintag)
  • To harvest (grapes).
  • To make (wine) from grapes.
  • Derived terms

    * vintaging

    See also

    * classic * veteran

    modern

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Pertaining to a current or recent time and style; not ancient.
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  • *:But then I had the flintlock by me for protection. ΒΆ There were giants in the days when that gun was made; for surely no modern mortal could have held that mass of metal steady to his shoulder. The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the window.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Obama goes troll-hunting , passage=The solitary, lumbering trolls of Scandinavian mythology would sometimes be turned to stone by exposure to sunlight. Barack Obama is hoping that several measures announced on June 4th will have a similarly paralysing effect on their modern incarnation, the patent troll.}}
  • (lb) Pertaining to the modern period (c.1800 to contemporary times), particularly in academic historiography.
  • Synonyms

    * contemporary

    Antonyms

    * dated * old * pre-modern * ancient

    Derived terms

    * modern-day * modernise, modernize verb * modernity noun * postmodern (''see also prepostmodern, postpostmodern) * premodern * early modern

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone who lives in modern times.
  • * 1779 , Edward Capell, ?John Collins, Notes and various readings to Shakespeare
  • What the moderns could mean by their suppression of the final couplet's repeatings, cannot be conceiv'd
  • * 1956 , John Albert Wilson, The Culture of Ancient Egypt (page 144)
  • Even though we moderns can never crawl inside the skin of the ancient and think and feel as he did we must as historians make the attempt.

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