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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
          • The publication of their results is a call for help to pick holes in their methods, and save physics as we now know it.
          • [ …] the chaoush informed us, in a solemn and important manner, that we were now approaching to the places where the Turcomans generally lie in wait for caravans, [ …]
          • I wonder now if I've under-achieved because of this attitude. I didn't write, paint etc. because it was expected that I would. So I bloodymindedly wanted to do something else.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Now (sayd the Lady) draweth toward night, And well I wote, that of your later fight Ye all forwearied be: for what so strong, 285 But wanting rest will also want of might?
          • Now Freakie boy, for a tasty doggie biscuit, can you try saying that again without any grammatical error? kek kek kek kek kek
          • Now that commerce is done electronically, tax stamps are no longer issued here.
        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 think you will lose out on the exchange rate if you move to dollars now.
          • If there is anyone in the audience who can't stand someone pushing a Shinji x Rei thing, I know you want to quit on this fic 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 nowd
                    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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