- IPA: /naʊ/
now (not comparable)
- Present; current.
- (informal) Fashionable; popular; up to date; current.
- I think this band's sound is very now.
- (archaic, legal) At the time the will is written. Used in order to prevent any inheritance from being transferred to a person of a future marriage. Does not indicate the existence of a previous marriage.
- Now wife.
now (not comparable)
- At the present time.
- Now I am six.
- I have a patient now living, at an advanced age, who discharged blood from his lungs thirty years ago.
- (sentence) Used to introduce a point, a remonstration or a rebuke.
- Now, we all want what is best for our children.
- Now stop that, Jimmy!
- Differently from the immediate past; differently from a more remote past or a possible future; differently from all other times.
- Now I am ready.
- We all now want the latest toys for our children.
- We all want what is now best for our children.
- Differently from the situation before a stated event or change of circumstance.
- Now all the children have grown up and left, the house is very quiet.
- Now that my sister has gotten rid of their cat, we can go to her house this coming Thanksgiving.
- At the time reached within a narration.
- Now, he remembered why he had come.
- He now asked her whether she had made pudding.
- The pudding was now ready to be served.
- In the context of urgency.
- Now listen, we must do something about this.
- (obsolete) As 'but now': Very recently; not long ago; up to the present.
- They that but now, for honour and for plate, / Made the sea blush with blood, resign their hate.
- French: maintenant
- German: jetzt, nun, gerade
- Italian: adesso, ora, mò (regional)
- Portuguese: agora
- Russian: сейча́с
- Spanish: ahora
- Spanish: ahora bien
- Since, because, in light of the fact; often with that.
- We can play football now that the rain has stopped.
- Now that you mention it, I am kind of hungry.
- Now that we're all here, let's start the meeting.
- (uncountable) The present time.
- Now is the right time.
- There is no better time than now.
- (often, with "the") The state of not paying attention to the future or the past.
- Synonyms: here and now, Thesaurus:the present
- She is living in the now.
- (countable, chiefly, in phenomenology) A particular instant in time, as perceived at that instant.
- Forever is composed of nows.
- Misspelling of know
- I don't now.