Modern vs Pop - What's the difference?

modern | pop |

As nouns the difference between modern and pop

is that modern is someone who lives in modern times while pop is a social club and debating society at or pop can be (also in plural) a popular classical music concert.

As an adjective modern

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

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • Pertaining to a current or recent time and style; not ancient.
  • :
  • *
  • *:But then I had the flintlock by me for protection. ¶ 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


    * dated * old * pre-modern * ancient

    Derived terms

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


    (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.


    * *




    * * 1000 English basic words ----



    Etymology 1

    Onomatopoeic – used to describe the sound, or short, sharp actions.


  • (label) A loud, sharp sound as of a cork coming out of a bottle.
  • An effervescent or fizzy drink, most frequently nonalcoholic; soda pop.
  • * 1941 , LIFE magazine, 8 September 1941, page 27:
  • The best thing on the table was a tray full of bottles of lemon pop .
  • A bottle, can, or serving of effervescent or fizzy drink, most frequently nonalcoholic; soda pop.
  • Shortened from (pop shot): a quick, possibly unaimed, shot with a firearm. Possibly confusion, by assonance, with (pot) as in (pot shot).
  • (label) A portion, a quantity dispensed.
  • (label) The removal of a data item from the top of a stack.
  • * 2011 , Mark Lutz, Programming Python , page 1371:
  • A bird, the European redwing.
  • (label) The sixth derivative of the position vector with respect to time (after velocity, acceleration, jerk, jounce, crackle), i.e. the rate of change of crackle.
  • Synonyms

    * (soda pop) see the list at (m)
    Derived terms
    : (see below)


  • (label) To burst (something): to cause to burst.
  • * 1922 , (Virginia Woolf), (w, Jacob's Room) , chapter 1:
  • The waves came round her. She was a rock. She was covered with the seaweed which pops when it is pressed. He was lost.
  • * '>citation
  • The court was told Robins had asked if she could use the oven to heat some baby food for her child. Knutton heard a loud popping' noise "like a crisp packet being ' popped " coming from the kitchen followed by a "screeching" noise. When she saw what had happened to the kitten she was sick in the sink.
  • To act suddenly, unexpectedly or quickly.
  • To hit (something or someone).
  • (label) To shoot (usually somebody) with a firearm.
  • (label) To ejaculate.
  • (label) To remove (a data item) from the top of a stack.
  • * 2010 , Enrico Perla, ?Massimiliano Oldani, A Guide to Kernel Exploitation: Attacking the Core (page 55)
  • Once the callee (the called function) terminates, it cleans the stack that it has been locally using and pops the next value stored on top of the stack.
  • * 2011 , John Mongan, ?Noah Kindler, ?Eric Giguère, Programming Interviews Exposed
  • The algorithm pops the stack to obtain a new current node when there are no more children (when it reaches a leaf).
  • (label) To place (something) (somewhere).
  • * Milton
  • He popped a paper into his hand.
  • To swallow (a tablet of a drug).
  • * 1994 , Ruth Garner and Patricia A. Alexander, Beliefs about text and instruction with text :
  • We were drinking beer and popping pills — some really strong downers. I could hardly walk and I had no idea what I was saying.
  • To perform (a move or stunt) while riding a board or vehicle.
  • * 1995 , David Brin, Startide Rising :
  • Huck spun along the beams and joists, making me gulp when she popped a wheelie or swerved past a gaping hole...
  • * 2009 , Ben Wixon, Skateboarding: Instruction, Programming, and Park Design :
  • The tail is the back of the deck; this is the part that enables skaters to pop ollies...
  • To undergo equalization of pressure when the Eustachian tubes open.
  • To make a pop, or sharp, quick sound.
  • To enter, or issue forth, with a quick, sudden movement; to move from place to place suddenly; to dart; with in'', ''out'', ''upon , etc.
  • * Shakespeare
  • He that killed my king / Popp'd in between the election and my hopes.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • a trick of popping up and down every moment
  • To burst open with a pop, when heated over a fire.
  • To stand out, to be visually distinctive.
  • *
  • She also looked like a star - and not the Beltway type. On a stage full of stiff suits, she popped .