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  Definition of now
  1. the momentary present; "Now is a good time to do it"; "it worked up to right now"
  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. 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!"
  4. used to preface a command or reproof or request; "now hear this!"; "now pay attention"
  5. 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. 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"
  7. in the immediate past; "told me just now"
  8. (prefatory or transitional) indicates a change of subject or activity; "Now the next problem is..."
Similar Words: nowadays, today, immediately, instantly, straightaway, straight off, directly, right away, at once, forthwith, in real time, like a shot, at present

 

Pertainyms: immediate

 

Anagrams: won, own

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: tani   Armenian: հիմա  
Basque: orain   Bosnian: sad  
Breton: bremañ   Catalan: ara  
Chinese: 現在   Croatian: sad  
Danish: nu   Dutch: nu  
Esperanto: nun   Finnish: nyt  
French: maintenant   German: jetzt  
Greek: τώρα   Hindi: अब  
Hungarian: most   Icelandic:  
Indonesian: saat ini   Interlingua: nunc  
Italian: adesso   Japanese: 現在  
Korean: 지금   Latin: nunc  
Norwegian:   Polish: obecnie  
Portuguese: agora   Romanian: acum  
Russian: сейчас   Slovene: zdaj  
Spanish: ahora   Swedish: nu  
Vietnamese: bây giờ  
 
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