1.living or occurring at the same time."the event was recorded by a contemporary historian"
2.belonging to or occurring in the present."the tension and complexities of our contemporary society"synonyms:modern, up-to-date, up-to-the-minute, fashionable;
1.a person or thing living or existing at the same time as another."he was a contemporary of Darwin"synonyms:peer, fellow; formalcompeer"Chaucer's contemporaries"