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Noun, Adverb, Conjunction


Noun now has 1 sense

Adverbial now has 7 senses


nowadv. [OE. nou, nu, AS. , nu; akin to D., OS., & OHG. nu, G. nu, nun, Icel., , Dan., Sw., & Goth. nu, L. nunc, Gr. ny`, ny^n, Skr. nu, . √193. Cf. New.].
  •  At the present time; at this moment; at the time of speaking; instantly; as, I will write now.  [1913 Webster]
    "I have a patient now living, at an advanced age, who discharged blood from his lungs thirty years ago."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Very lately; not long ago.  [1913 Webster]
    "They that but now, for honor and for plate,
    Made the sea blush with blood, resign their hate.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  At a time contemporaneous with something spoken of or contemplated; at a particular time referred to.  [1913 Webster]
    "The ship was now in the midst of the sea."  [1913 Webster]
  •  In present circumstances; things being as they are; -- hence, used as a connective particle, to introduce an inference or an explanation.  [1913 Webster]
    "How shall any man distinguish now betwixt a parasite and a man of honor?"  [1913 Webster]
    "Why should he live, now nature bankrupt is?"  [1913 Webster]
    "Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now, Barabbas was a robber."  [1913 Webster]
    "The other great and undoing mischief which befalls men is, by their being misrepresented. Now, by calling evil good, a man is misrepresented to others in the way of slander."  [1913 Webster]
Now and again, now and then; occasionally. -- Now and now, again and again; repeatedly. [Obs.] Chaucer. -- Now and then, at one time and another; indefinitely; occasionally; not often; at intervals. “A mead here, there a heath, and now and then a wood.” Drayton. -- Now now, at this very instant; precisely now. [Obs.] “Why, even now now, at holding up of this finger, and before the turning down of this.” J. Webster (1607). -- Now . . . now, alternately; at one time . . . at another time.Now high, now low, now master up, now miss.” Pope.
     Existing at the present time; present.  Glanvill.  [1913 Webster]
     The present time or moment; the present.  [1913 Webster]
    "Nothing is there to come, and nothing past;
    But an eternal now does ever last.
    "  [1913 Webster]


now, adv., conj., & n.
1 at the present or mentioned time.
2 immediately (I must go now).
3 by this or that time (it was now clear).
4 under the present circumstances (I cannot now agree).
5 on this further occasion (what do you want now?).
6 in the immediate past (just now).
7 (esp. in a narrative or discourse) then, next (the police now arrived; now to consider the next point).
8 (without reference to time, giving various tones to a sentence) surely, I insist, I wonder, etc. (now what do you mean by that?; oh come now!).
--conj. (often foll. by that + clause) as a consequence of the fact (now that I am older; now you mention it).
--n. this time; the present (should be there by now; has happened before now).

as of now from or at this time. for now until a later time (goodbye for now). now and again (or then) from time to time; intermittently. now or never an expression of urgency.
OE nu



a la mode, advanced, all at once, all together, as, as long as, as of now, as things are, at a blow, at a stroke, at once, at one blow, at one jump, at one stroke, at one swoop, at one time, at present, at this juncture, at this moment, at this point, at this time, avant-garde, away, but now, cause, considering, contemporaneity, contemporaneousness, contemporary, directly, even now, far out, fashionable, for, for the nonce, for this occasion, forthwith, forward-looking, here, here and now, hereat, hic et nunc, historical present, immediately, in, in a hurry, in our time, in these days, inasmuch as, instanter, instantly, just now, lately, latterly, mod, modern, modernistic, modernity, modernized, modish, newfashioned, newness, not long ago, nowadays, nowness, of late, on the spot, only yesterday, our times, per saltum, present, present tense, present-day, present-time, presently, presentness, progressive, pronto, recently, right away, right now, right off, seeing, simultaneously, since, straightaway, straightway, streamlined, subito, the Now Generation, the nonce, the now, the other day, the present, the present age, the present day, the present hour, the present juncture, the present time, the time being, the times, then and there, these days, this day, this hour, this instant, this minute, this moment, this night, this point, this stage, this very minute, today, tonight, twentieth-century, ultra-ultra, ultramodern, uno saltu, up-to-date, up-to-datish, up-to-the-minute, way out, whereas, without delay



The Present Time

N the present, the present time, the present day, the present moment, the present juncture, the present occasion, the times, the existing time, the time being, today, these days, nowadays, our times, modern times, the twentieth century, nonce, crisis, epoch, day, hour, age, time of life, present, actual, instant, current, existing, extant, that is, present-day, up-to-date, up-to-the-moment, at this time, at this moment, at the present time, now, at present, at hand, at this time of day, today, nowadays, already, even now, but now, just now, on the present occasion, for the time being, for the nonce, pro hac vice, on the nail, on the spot, on the spur of the moment, until now, to this day, to the present day, the present hour alone is man's.


N money, legal tender, money matters, money market, finance, accounts, funds, treasure, capital, stock, assets, wealth, supplies, ways and means, wherewithal, sinews of war, almighty dollar, needful, cash, mammon, dough, cabbage, money-like instruments, M, M, sum, amount, balance, balance sheet, sum total, proceeds, currency, circulating medium, specie, coin, piece, hard cash, cold cash, dollar, sterling coin, pounds shillings and pence, Ls, d, pocket, breeches pocket, purse, money in hand, cash at hand, ready money, ready cash, slug, wad wad of bills, wad of money, thick wad of bills, roll of dough, rhino, blunt, dust, mopus, tin, salt, chink, argent comptant, bottom dollar, buzzard dollar, checks, dibs, double eagle, eagle, Federal currency, fractional currency, postal currency, Federal Reserve Note, United States Note, silver certificate, gold certificate, long bit, short bit, moss, nickel, pile, pin money, quarter, red cent, roanoke, rock, seawan, seawant, thousand dollars, grand, single, one-dollar bill, two- dollar bill, five-dollar bill, fiver, fin, Lincoln, ten-dollar bill, sawbuck, twenty-dollar bill, Jackson, double sawbuck, fifty-dollar bill, hundred-dollar bill, C-note, penny, cent, Lincoln cent, indian head penny, copper, two-cent piece three-cent piece, half- dime, nickel, buffalo nickel, V nickel, dime, disme, mercury dime, quarter, two bits, half dollar, dollar, silver dollar, Eisenhower dollar, Susan B, Anthony dollar, precious metals, gold, silver, copper, bullion, ingot, nugget, petty cash, pocket money, change, small change, small coin, doit, stiver, rap, mite, farthing, sou, penny, shilling, tester, groat, guinea, rouleau, wampum, good sum, round sum, lump sum, power of money, plum, lac of rupees, major coin, crown, minor coin, monetarist, monetary theory, numismatics, chrysology, numismatist, paper money, greenback, major denomination, minor denomination, money order, postal money order, Post Office order, bank note, bond, bill, bill of exchange, order, warrant, coupon, debenture, exchequer bill, assignat, blueback, hundi, shinplaster, note, note of hand, promissory note, I O U, draft, check, cheque, back-dated check, negotiable order of withdrawal, NOW, remittance, credit, liability, drawer, drawee, obligor, obligee, moneyer, coiner, false money, bad money, base coin, flash note, slip, kite, fancy stocks, Bank of Elegance, argumentum ad crumenam, letter of credit, circulation, multiplier effect, inflation, double-digit inflation, hyperinflation, erosion of the currency, debasement of the currency, deflation, stagflation, exchange rate, rate of exchange, floating exchange rates, fixed rates, currency counter, currency exchange, bureau de change, gold-backed currency, gold standard, silver standard, bank account, savings account, checking account, money market account, NOW account, time deposit, deposit, demand deposit, super NOW account, certificate of deposit, CD, $, US$, Y, A$, Federal Reserve Bank, central bank, Federal Reserve Board, board of governors of the Federal Reserve, Treasury Department, Secret Service, mint, bureau of engraving, seigniorage, counterfeit, funny money, bogus money, (falsehood), interest, interest rate, discount rate, monetary, pecuniary, crumenal, fiscal, financial, sumptuary, numismatic, numismatical, sterling, nummary, barbarus ipse placet dummodo sit dives, but the jingling of the guinea helps the hurt that, Gelt regiert die Welt, money rules the world, money makes the world go round, nervos belli pecuniam infinitam, redet Geld so schweigt die Welt, money is the mother's milk of politics, money is the root of all evil, money isn't everything, as phony as a three-dollar bill, don't take any wooden nickels.

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