Definition of NOW

noun : NOW

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

Adverb : NOW

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) used to preface a command or reproof or request; "now hear this!"; "now pay attention" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 6. (

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

  • 7. (

    ) in the immediate past; "told me just now" ;

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