Definition of Now

1. Noun. The momentary present. "It worked up to right now"

Generic synonyms: Nowadays, Present

2. Adverb. In the historical present; at this point in the narration of a series of past events. "The ship is now listing to port"

3. Adverb. In these times. "Today almost every home has television"
Exact synonyms: Nowadays, Today

4. Adverb. Used to preface a command or reproof or request. "Now pay attention"

5. Adverb. At the present moment. "It could happen any time now"
Exact synonyms: At Present

6. Adverb. Without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening. "Come here now!"

7. Adverb. (prefatory or transitional) indicates a change of subject or activity. "Now the next problem is..."

8. Adverb. In the immediate past. "Told me just now"

Definition of Now

1. adv. At the present time; at this moment; at the time of speaking; instantly; as, I will write now.

2. a. Existing at the present time; present.

3. n. The present time or moment; the present.

Definition of Now

1. Acronym. National Organization for Women ¹

2. Adjective. Present; current. ¹

3. Adjective. (informal) Fashionable; popular. ¹

4. Adverb. At the present time. ¹

5. Adverb. (context: sentence) (non-gloss definition Used to introduce a point, a remonstration or a rebuke.) ¹

6. Adverb. Differently from the immediate past; differently from a more remote past or a possible future; differently from all other times. ¹

7. Adverb. Differently from the situation before a (stated or implied) event or change of circumstance. ¹

8. Adverb. At the time reached within a narration. ¹

9. Adverb. In the context of urgency. ¹

10. Conjunction. since, because, in light of the fact. ¹

11. Interjection. Indicates a signal to begin. ¹

12. Noun. The present time. ¹

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Definition of Now

1. the present time [n -S]

Medical Definition of Now

1. 1. at the present time; at this moment; at the time of speaking; instantly; as, I will write now. "I have a patient now living, at an advanced age, who discharged blood from his lungs thirty years ago." (Arbuthnot) 2. Very lately; not long ago. "They that but now, for honor and for plate, Made the sea blush with blood, resign their hate." (Waller) 3. at a time contemporaneous with something spoken of or contemplated; at a particular time referred to. "The ship was now in the midst of the sea." (Matt. Xiv. 24) 4. In present circumstances; things being as they are; hence, used as a connective particle, to introduce an inference or an explanation. "How shall any man distinguish now betwixt a parasite and a man of honor ?" (L'Estrange) "Why should he live, now nature bankrupt is ?" (Shak) "Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now, Barabbas was a robber." (John xviii. 40) "The other great and undoing mischief which befalls men is, by their being misrepresented. Now, by calling evil good, a man is misrepresented to others in the way of slander." (South) Now and again, now and then; occasionally. Now and now, again and again; repeatedly. Now and then, at one time and another; indefinitely; occasionally; not often; at intervals. "A mead here, there a heath, and now and then a wood." . Now now, at this very instant; precisely now. "Why, even now now, at holding up of this finger, and before the turning down of this." . Now . . . Now, alternately; at one time . . . At another time. "Now high, now low, now master up, now miss." . Origin: OE. Nou, nu, AS. Nu, nu; akin to D, OS, & OHG. Nu, G. Nu, nun, Icel, nu, Dan, Sw, & Goth. Nu, L. Nunc, Gr, Skr. Nu, nu. 193. Cf. New. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Now

novobiocic acid synthetase
now (current term)
now, now
now a days
now and again
now and then
now hear this
now now
now or never
now that
now wife
now you're cooking
now you're talking
now you mention it

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