HyperDic: now

English > 8 senses of the word now:
ADVERBallnowin the historical present
allnow, nowadays, todayin these times
allnowused to preface a command or reproof or request
allnow, at presentat the present moment
allnow, immediately, instantly, straightaway, straight off, directly, right away, at once, forthwith, like a shotwithout delay or hesitation / hesitation
allnow(prefatory or transitional) indicates a change of subject / subject or activity
allnowin the immediate past
NOUNtimenowthe momentary present
now > pronunciation
Soundsnaw'
RhymesMindanao
English > now: 8 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningThe momentary present.
Examples
  • "Now is a good time to do it"
  • "it worked up to right now"
Broaderpresent, nowadaysThe period of time that is happening now
Spanishahora
Catalanara
English > now: 8 senses > adverb 1
MeaningIn the historical present; at this point in the narration of a series of past events.
Examples
  • "President Kennedy now calls in the National Guard"
  • "Washington now decides to cross the Delaware"
  • "the ship is now listing to port"
English > now: 8 senses > adverb 2
MeaningIn these times.
Examples
  • "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"
Synonymsnowadays, today
Spanishactualmente, hoy en día, hoy
Catalanactualment, avui dia, avui en dia
English > now: 8 senses > adverb 3
MeaningUsed to preface a command or reproof or request.
Examples
  • "now hear this!"
  • "now pay attention"
Spanishponerse un hábito
English > now: 8 senses > adverb 4
MeaningAt the present moment.
Examples
  • "goods now on sale"
  • "the now-aging dictator"
  • "they are now abroad"
  • "it could happen any time now"
Synonymat present
Spanishactualmente, ahora
Catalanactualment, ara
English > now: 8 senses > adverb 5
MeaningWithout delay or hesitation / hesitation; with no time intervening.
Example "Come here now!"
Synonymsimmediately, instantly, straightaway, straight off, directly, right away, at once, forthwith, like a shot
Spanishahora mismo, ahora, directamente, enseguida, inmediatamente
Catalande seguida, immediatament
English > now: 8 senses > adverb 6
Meaning(prefatory or transitional) indicates a change of subject / subject or activity.
Example"Now the next problem is..."
English > now: 8 senses > adverb 7
MeaningIn the immediate past.
Example"told me just now"

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