3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Contemporary \Con*tem"po*ra*ry\, adjective [Pref. con- + L. temporarius of belonging to time, tempus time. See {Temporal}, and cf. {Contemporaneous}.]

1. Living, occuring, or existing, at the same time; done in, or belonging to, the same times; contemporaneous.

This king [Henry VIII.] was contemporary with the greatest monarchs of Europe. --Strype.

2. Of the same age; coeval.

A grove born with himself he sees, And loves his old contemporary trees. --Cowley.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Contemporary \Con*tem"po*ra*ry\, noun; pl. {Contemporaries}.

1. One who lives at the same time with another; as, Petrarch and Chaucer were contemporaries.

2. a person of nearly the same age as another.

Syn: coeval. [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: characteristic of the present; "contemporary trends in design"; "the role of computers in modern-day medicine" [syn: {contemporary}, {modern-day}]

2: belonging to the present time; "contemporary leaders" [syn: {contemporary}, {present-day(a)}]

3: occurring in the same period of time; "a rise in interest rates is often contemporaneous with an increase in inflation"; "the composer Salieri was contemporary with Mozart" [syn: {contemporaneous}, {contemporary}]


1: a person of nearly the same age as another [syn: {contemporary}, {coeval}]

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