Adverb: now naw
Noun: now naw
- In the historical present; at this point in the narration of a series of past events
"President Kennedy now calls in the National Guard"; "Washington now decides to cross the Delaware"; "the ship is now listing to port"
- In these times
"we now rarely see horse-drawn vehicles on city streets";
- nowadays, today
- Used to preface a command, reproof or request
"now hear this!"; "now pay attention"
- At the present moment
"goods now on sale"; "the now-aging dictator"; "they are now abroad"; "it could happen any time now";
- at present
- Without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
"Come here now!";
- immediately, instantly, straightaway, straight off, directly, right away, at once, forthwith, like a shot, instantaneously, outright, in a flash, tout de suite
- (prefatory or transitional) indicates a change of subject or activity
"Now the next problem is..."
- In the immediate past
"told me just now"
- The momentary present
"Now is a good time to do it"; "it worked up to right now"
Derived forms: nows
Type of: nowadays, present
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