Associations to the word «Now»


NOW, adjective. Present; current.
NOW, adjective. (archaic) (legal) At the time the will is written. Used in order to prevent any inheritance from being transferred to a person of a future marriage. Does not indicate the existence of a previous marriage.
NOW, adjective. (informal) Fashionable; popular; up to date; current.
NOW, adverb. At the present time.
NOW, adverb. (sentence) Used to introduce a point, a remonstration or a rebuke.
NOW, adverb. Differently from the immediate past; differently from a more remote past or a possible future; differently from all other times.
NOW, adverb. Differently from the situation before a stated event or change of circumstance.
NOW, adverb. At the time reached within a narration.
NOW, adverb. In the context of urgency.
NOW, adverb. (obsolete) Very recently; not long ago.
NOW, conjunction. Since something is true : because of the fact that something happened
NOW, conjunction. Since, because, in light of the fact.
NOW, conjunction. — usually + that
NOW, interjection. Indicates a signal to begin.
NOW, noun. (uncountable) The present time.
NOW, noun. (often with "the") The state of not paying attention to the future or the past.
NOW, noun. (countable) (chiefly in phenomenology) A particular instant in time, as perceived at that instant.
NOW, acronym. National Organization for Women
NOW A DAYS, adverb. Alternative spelling of nowadays
NOW AND AGAIN, adverb. (idiomatic) Sometimes; occasionally; intermittently.
NOW AND THEN, adverb. (idiomatic) sometimes; occasionally; intermittently
NOW OR NEVER, adverb. (idiomatic) at this opportunity, or never at all
NOW THAT, conjunction. As a consequence of the fact that; since.
NOW THEN, interjection. Used to move or return to another subject of discussion.
NOW THEN, interjection. A mild admonishment.
NOW YOU MENTION IT, adverb. (idiomatic) (Used to precede another comment about something just mentioned)

Dictionary definition

NOW, noun. The momentary present; "Now is a good time to do it"; "it worked up to right now".
NOW, adverb. 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".
NOW, adverb. 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".
NOW, adverb. Used to preface a command or reproof or request; "now hear this!"; "now pay attention".
NOW, adverb. 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".
NOW, adverb. 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!".
NOW, adverb. (prefatory or transitional) indicates a change of subject or activity; "Now the next problem is...".
NOW, adverb. In the immediate past; "told me just now".

Wise words

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Geoffrey Chaucer