Definition for contemporary

adjective as in existing, occurring at same time

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Example Sentences

Brokerages get paid for their customers’ orders from market makers—contemporary versions of what Madoff’s trading company was.

From Quartz

If Robins had been a contemporary of Peter Gethers, he might have been a candidate for the Rotisserie League.

In contemporary times, researchers have sought to understand the ways in which rituals bind people together.

Price does not contain all relevant information for many shoppers in a contemporary supermarket.

Which is why Haile’s contemporaries have been mostly forgiving about Scroll, the ad-free subscription service he teased for three years before finally launching widely six months ago.

From Digiday

Some contemporary police have military backgrounds to fall back on.

That goes for its contemporary membership roster as well as for the photographers represented in the exhibition.

Paris as depicted by contemporary photography appears… lackluster.

But contemporary classical music has changed, and the field is now spawning many appealing and genre-bending works.

According to contemporary reports, at several of the truces, there were rough soccer matches between the German and British sides.

He was contemporary with Milton, and preferred before him by critics of the day, but has now sunk into oblivion.

But while the older schools of art delighted him, he followed with no less attention the movement of contemporary painting.

Why therefore did the elder Amati, contemporary and probably pupil of Gaspar di Salo, change the model and size of the instrument?

We gather that in our contemporary's opinion it is high time that our Universities recognised "the writing on the wall."

Decollat,” says a contemporary document, with a grim succinctness, “in castrum Londin: vulgo turris appellatur.


On this page you'll find 116 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to contemporary, such as: new, present-day, current, instant, latest, and mod.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.