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Definition of 'now'

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Noun

  1. the momentary present; "Now is a good time to do it"; "it worked up to right now"

Adverb

  1. at the present moment; "goods now on sale"; "the now-aging dictator"; "they are now abroad"; "he is busy at present writing a new novel"; "it could happen any time now"
       Synonyms: at present
  2. in these times; "it is solely by their language that the upper classes nowadays are distinguished"- Nancy Mitford; "we now rarely see horse-drawn vehicles on city streets"; "today almost every home has television"
       Synonyms: nowadays today
  3. in the historical present; at this point in the narration of a series of past events; "President Kennedy now calls in the National Guard"; "Washington now decides to cross the Delaware"; "the ship is now listing to port"
  4. (prefatory or transitional) indicates a change of subject or activity; "Now the next problem is..."
  5. used to preface a command or reproof or request; "now hear this!"; "now pay attention"
  6. without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening; "he answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway"; "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; "Come here now!"
       Synonyms: immediately instantly straightaway straight off directly right away at once forthwith in real time like a shot
  7. in the immediate past; "told me just now"


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