Synonyms of now


1. now, present, nowadays

usage: the momentary present; "Now is a good time to do it"; "it worked up to right now"


1. now

usage: 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"

2. nowadays, now, today

usage: in these times; "it is solely by their language that the upper classes nowadays are distinguished"- Nancy Mitford; "we now rarely see horse-drawn vehicles on city streets"; "today almost every home has television"

3. now

usage: used to preface a command or reproof or request; "now hear this!"; "now pay attention"

4. now, at present

usage: at the present moment; "goods now on sale"; "the now-aging dictator"; "they are now abroad"; "he is busy at present writing a new novel"; "it could happen any time now"

5. immediately, instantly, straightaway, straight off, directly, now, right away, at once, forthwith, like a shot

usage: without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening; "he answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway"; "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; "Come here now!"

6. now

usage: (prefatory or transitional) indicates a change of subject or activity; "Now the next problem is..."

7. now

usage: in the immediate past; "told me just now"

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Definition and meaning of now (Dictionary)