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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
now (adverb)
1.
a) at the present time or moment
b) in the time immediately before the present - thought of them just now
c) in the time immediately to follow - forthwith come in now
2.
- used with the sense of present time weakened or lost to express command, request, or admonition now hear this now you be sure to write
3.
- used with the sense of present time weakened or lost to introduce an important point or indicate a transition (as of ideas) now, this may seem reasonable at first
4.
- sometimes now one and now another
5.
under the present circumstances
6.
at the time referred to - now the trouble began
7.
by this time - has been teaching now for twenty years
now (conjunction)
in view of the fact that - since often followed by that now that we are here
now (noun)
the present time or moment - been ill up to now
now (adjective)
1.
of or relating to the present time - existing the now president
2.
a) excitingly new - now clothes
b) constantly aware of what is new - now people the now generation
NOW (abbreviation)
National Organization for Women
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
now (adjective)
keenly aware of and responsive to the latest developments especially in fashion and entertainment
SYNONIMS:
cool, def, downtown, groovy, hep, hip, in, mod, now, trendy, turned-on, with-it
RELATED WORDS:
à la mode ( a la mode), chic, fashionable, modish, sharp, smart, snappy, stylish, voguish
NEAR ANTONYMS:
geeky, nerdish, nerdy; dowdy, styleless, unfashionable, unstylish
out, uncool, unhip, untrendy
now (adverb)
1.
at the present time
SYNONIMS:
anymore, currently, nowadays, presently, right now, today
RELATED WORDS:
here
at present, for the time being
NEAR ANTONYMS:
away, far, farthest, remotest; heretofore, hitherto, since; ago, previously
before, formerly, long, once, then
now (adverb)
2.
not long ago
SYNONIMS:
freshly, just, late, lately, new, now, only, recently
RELATED WORDS:
latterly
NEAR ANTONYMS:
ago, before, earlier, early, erstwhile, formerly, previously; heretofore, hitherto
anciently
now (adverb)
3.
on some occasions
SYNONIMS:
here and there, now, now and then, occasionally
RELATED WORDS:
intermittently, off and on, periodically, recurrently; infrequently, little, rarely, seldom; irregularly, sporadically, variously
NEAR ANTONYMS:
frequently, hourly, much, oft, often, oftentimes ( ofttimes); commonly, ordinarily, regularly, routinely, usually; always, consistently, constantly, invariably; continually, continuingly, continuously, incessantly, perpetually, unceasingly, uninterruptedly; endlessly, ever, interminably
now (adverb)
4.
without delay
SYNONIMS:
bang, directly, forthwith, headlong, incontinently, instantaneously, instanter, instantly, now, PDQ, plumb, presently, promptly, pronto, right, right away, right now, right off, straightaway, straight off, straightway
RELATED WORDS:
away, freely; anon, momentarily, shortly, soon; apace, briskly, fast, fleetly, full-tilt, posthaste, quick, quickly, rapidly, readily, snappily, speedily, swift, swiftly; abruptly, presto, suddenly, unexpectedly; hastily, impetuously, impulsively, rashly, recklessly; exactly, opportunely, punctually, seasonably
NEAR ANTONYMS:
slowly; late, tardily
now (conjunction)
for the reason that
SYNONIMS:
as, as long as, because, being (as as how that), 'cause, considering, for, inasmuch as, now, seeing, whereas
now (noun)
the time currently existing or in progress
SYNONIMS:
here and now, moment, now, today
RELATED WORDS:
phase, stage, state
NEAR ANTONYMS:
history, past, yesterday, yesteryear, yore; by-and-by, future, futurity, hereafter, offing, tomorrow
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