Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun now

1 sense of now

Sense 1
now -- (the momentary present; "Now is a good time to do it"; "it worked up to right now")
       => present, nowadays -- (the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech; "that is enough for the present"; "he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow")

Synonyms of adv now

7 senses of now

Sense 1
now -- (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")

Sense 2
nowadays, now, today -- (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")

Sense 3
now -- (used to preface a command or reproof or request; "now hear this!"; "now pay attention")

Sense 4
now, at present -- (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")

Sense 5
immediately, instantly, straightaway, straight off, directly, now, right away, at once, forthwith, like a shot -- (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!")

Sense 6
now -- ((prefatory or transitional) indicates a change of subject or activity; "Now the next problem is...")

Sense 7
now -- (in the immediate past; "told me just now")

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