now

1. adjective /naʊ/
a) Present; current.

The history of the infant colonies teaches us that the country comprised within the limits of the now United States of America was originally patented in the reign of James I., of England, into two portions: that in less than eighty years from that period, the same was again divided into twelve distinct provinces; a thirteenth being after added in the creation of the State of Georgia.

b) Fashionable; popular.

Where in assumpsit for money lent, the defendant pleaded that in an action in which the now defendant was plaintiff, and the now plaintiff was defendant, ...

2. adverb /naʊ/
a) At the present time.

Now I am six.

b) Differently from the immediate past; differently from a more remote past or a possible future; differently from all other times.

Now, we all want what is best for our children.

3. conjunction /naʊ/
since, because, in light of the fact.

We can play football now that the rain has stopped.

4. interjection /naʊ/
Indicates a signal to begin.

Now! Fire all weve got while the enemy is in reach!

5. noun /naʊ/
a) The present time.

Now is the right time.

b) The state of not paying attention to the future or the past.

There is no better time than now.


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