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Definition of "now" [now]

  • At the present time: goods now on sale; the now aging dictator. (adverb)
  • At once; immediately: Stop now. (adverb)
  • In the immediate past; very recently: left the room just now. (adverb)
  • At this point in the series of events; then: The ship was now listing to port. (adverb)
  • At times; sometimes: now hot, now cold. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "now" in a sentence
  • "˜It is now the case that it will be the case that Socrates is sitting down™, whereas there is no genuine way of representing the indexical ˜now™ in the l-calculus (the date variable z is not an indexical, any more than ˜25 December 2006™ is an indexical)."
  • "That's why this objection is invalid: “if you can't predict the weather 5 days from now, how can you predict something about 100 years from now”."
  • "In real life, Linda was laid-back nearly to the point of sloth, but now, she was the one who most intensely wanted them to have everything _now_."