Definitions of now:
  • noun:   the momentary present
    Example: "Now is a good time to do it"
  • adverb:   used to preface a command or reproof or request
    Example: "Now hear this!"
  • adverb:   at the present moment
    Example: "Goods now on sale"
  • adverb:   in the historical present; at this point in the narration of a series of past events
    Example: "President Kennedy now calls in the National Guard"
  • adverb:   in the immediate past
    Example: "Told me just now"
  • adverb:   (prefatory or transitional) indicates a change of subject or activity
    Example: "Now the next problem is..."
  • adverb:   in these times
    Example: "It is solely by their language that the upper classes nowadays are distinguished- Nancy Mitford"
  • adverb:   without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
    Example: "Come here now!"

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