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now meaning

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  • Now commonly refers to the present time.
  • Now, NOW, or The Now may also refer to:

    Definition of now in English Dictionary

  • NounPLnows
    1. NU The present time.
      1. Now is the right time.
      2. There is no better time than now.
      3. She is living in the now.
      4. Forever is composed of nows.
  • Adjective
    1. Present; current.
      1. (archaic, law) 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.
        1. Now wife.
      2. INF Fashionable; popular; up to date; current.
        1. I think this band's sound is very now.
    2. Adverb
      1. At the present time.
        1. Now I am six. ‎
      2. (sentence) Used to introduce a point, a remonstration or a rebuke.
        1. Now, we all want what is best for our children.   Now, stop that Jimmy! ‎
      3. Differently from the immediate past; differently from a more remote past or a possible future; differently from all other times.
        1. Now I am ready.   We all now want the latest toys for our children.   We all want what is now best for our children. ‎
      4. Differently from the situation before a stated event or change of circumstance.
        1. Now all the children have grown up and left, the house is very quiet.   Now that my sister has gotten rid of their cat, we can go to her house this coming Thanksgiving. ‎
      5. At the time reached within a narration.
        1. Now, he remembered why he had come.   He now asked her whether she had made pudding.   The pudding was now ready to be served. ‎
      6. In the context of urgency.
        1. Now listen, we must do something about this. ‎
      7. OBS Very recently; not long ago.
      8. Conjunction
        1. since something is true : because of the fact that something happened.
          1. Now you mention it, I am kind of hungry.
      9. Interjection
        1. Indicates a signal to begin.
          1. Now! Fire all we've got while the enemy is in reach!
      10. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • I didn't like this song at first, but now it's starting to grow on me.
          • We have geolocated the missing ship, so we can now send rescue personnel.
          • He had been pulling the trigger of his slugthrower all this time, but now the firing pin clicked at last upon an empty firing chamber.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Now that he's entering his twilight years, he's writing his memoirs.
          • Now welcome, somer, with thy sonne softe, That hast thes wintres wedres over-shake, And driven away the longe nyghtes blake!
          • Now there are four in the firehall around the clock.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • I've been going to that chat room for months, and I know most of the regs by now.
          • I will set the dogs on you, if you don't leave right now!
          • They're gaining on you; you'd better hit the gas, now!
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Uncomparable adjectives
          • Adverbs
            • Time adverbs
              • Temporal location adverbs
              • Uncomparable adverbs
              • Conjunctions
                • Interjections
                  • Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
                      • Singularia tantum
                        • Uncountable nouns
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                    1. en nowhere
                    2. en nowadays
                    3. en nowise
                    4. en nowt
                    5. en nows
                    Source: Wiktionary
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                    Meaning of now for the defined word.

                    Grammatically, this word "now" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, a time adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also a conjunction. It's also an interjection. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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