(noun.) the momentary present; 'Now is a good time to do it'; 'it worked up to right now'.

(adv.) used to preface a command or reproof or request; 'now hear this!'; 'now pay attention'.

(adv.) 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'.

(adv.) 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'.

(adv.) in the immediate past; 'told me just now'.

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

Edited by Colin--From WordNet


(adv.) At the present time; at this moment; at the time of speaking; instantly; as, I will write now.

(adv.) Very lately; not long ago.

(adv.) At a time contemporaneous with something spoken of or contemplated; at a particular time referred to.

(adv.) In present circumstances; things being as they are; -- hence, used as a connective particle, to introduce an inference or an explanation.

(a.) Existing at the present time; present.

(n.) The present time or moment; the present.

Typed by Jed

Synonyms and Synonymous

ad. At this time, at once, at this moment, at present.

Typist: Sanford


adv. at the present time: at this time or a little before.—conj. but: after this: things being so.—n. the present time.—advs. Now′adays in days now present.—Now—now at one time—at another time.

Edited by Eileen


Typist: Natalie


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