Dictionary Suite


parts of speech:
adverb, conjunction, noun, adjective
from now on, now and again, now and then, right now
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: at this moment; at present; currently.
They've finished eating and they're watching a movie now.
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definition 2: in these present times; at the present time; nowadays.
We can't afford to live like that now.He's working in the city now and it's quite a change doing all that commuting.That's what all the kids are wearing now.
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definition 3: directly; immediately.
Come here now.
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definition 4: at the point in time being referred to; by this time; then.
Now we were heading west.
definition 5: in the recent or immediate past or future (usu. prec. by "just" or "only").
She called home just now.We are leaving just now.
definition 6: under these current circumstances; as matters stand.
Now they won't want to finish the project.
definition 7: used to introduce or strengthen a statement.
Now, let me tell you about this friend of mine.
part of speech: conjunction
definition: in view of the present fact that (often fol. by "that"); since.
Now she's gone, we can turn up the music.I feel much better now you're here.Now that he has a good instructor, his performance is improving.Let's go for a walk, now that's it's stopped raining.He can start saving money, now that he's got a really good job.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the present moment or time.
It was easy until now.
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definition 2: (informal; prec. by "the") the current time or present moment, as opposed to the past or the future.
You must start living in the now again and forget about the past!He lives only in the now and never thinks about future consequences.
phrase: now and again, now and then
part of speech: adjective
definition: (slang) currently fashionable.
He keeps me up to date on the now trends.She tells me these shoes are really now.
phrase: from now on, right now