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NOW

abbr.
National Organization for Women

now

 (nou)
adv.
1. At the present time: goods now on sale; the now aging dictator.
2. At once; immediately: Stop now.
3. In the immediate past; very recently: left the room just now.
4. At this point in the series of events; then: The ship was now listing to port.
5. At times; sometimes: now hot, now cold.
6. Nowadays.
7. In these circumstances; as things are: Now we won't be able to stay.
8.
a. Used to introduce a command, reproof, or request: Now pay attention.
b. Used to indicate a change of subject or to preface a remark: Now, let's get down to work.
conj.
Seeing that; since. Often used with that: Now that spring is here, we can expect milder weather.
n.
The present time or moment: wouldn't work up to now.
adj.
1. Of the present time; current: our now governor.
2. Slang Currently fashionable; trendy: the now sound of this new rock band.
Idiom:
now and again/then
Occasionally.

[Middle English, from Old English ; see nu- in Indo-European roots.]

now′ness n.

now

(naʊ)
adv
1. at or for the present time or moment
2. at this exact moment; immediately
3. in these times; nowadays
4. given the present circumstances: now we'll have to stay to the end.
5. (preceded by just) very recently: he left just now.
6. (often preceded by just) very soon: he is leaving just now.
7. now and again now and then every now and again every now and then occasionally; on and off
8. for now for the time being
9. now now! (interjection) an exclamation used to rebuke or pacify someone
10. now then
a. (sentence connector) used to preface an important remark, the next step in an argument, etc
b. (interjection) an expression of mild reproof: now then, don't tease!.
conj
(often foll by: that) seeing that; since it has become the case that: now you're in charge, things will be better.
sentence connector
a. used as a transitional particle or hesitation word: now, I can't really say.
b. used for emphasis: now listen to this.
c. used at the end of a command, esp in dismissal: run along, now.
n
the present moment or time: now is the time to go.
adj
informal of the moment; fashionable: the now look is street fashion.
[Old English nū; compare Old Saxon nū, German nun, Latin nunc, Greek nu]

now

(naʊ)

adv.
1. at the present time or moment.
2. without further delay; immediately: Do it now or not at all.
3. at the time being referred to: The case was now ready for the jury.
4. in the very recent past: I saw them just now.
5. in these times.
6. under the present circumstances: I see now what you meant.
7. (used to introduce a statement or question): Now, may I ask you something?
8. (used to strengthen a command or entreaty): Now stop that!
conj.
9. inasmuch as; since (often fol. by that): Now that you're here, stay for dinner.
n.
10. the present moment.
adj.
11. current; very fashionable: the now look.
Idioms:
now and again, occasionally. Also, now and then.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English ; akin to German nun, Latin num, Greek nú, nûn, Skt nu]

NOW

(naʊ)
National Organization for Women.

now

1. 'now'

Now is usually used for contrasting the present with the past.

She gradually built up energy and is now back to normal.
He knew now that he could rely completely on Paul.
Now he felt safe.
2. 'right now' and 'just now'

In conversation and in less formal writing, you use right now or just now to say that a situation exists at present, although it may change in the future.

The new car market is in chaos right now.
I'm awfully busy just now.

You also use right now to emphasize that something is happening now.

The crisis is occurring right now.

If you say that something happened just now, you mean that it happened a very short time ago.

Did you feel the ship move just now?
I told you a lie just now.

If you intend to do something now or right now, you intend to do it immediately, without any delay.

He wants you to come and see him now, in his room.
I guess we'd better do it right now.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'right now' or 'just now' in formal writing.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.now - the momentary presentnow - the momentary present; "Now is a good time to do it"; "it worked up to right now"
nowadays, present - 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"
Adv.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"
2.now - in these timesnow - 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 - used to preface a command or reproof or request; "now hear this!"; "now pay attention"
4.now - at the present momentnow - 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.now - without delay or hesitationnow - 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 - (prefatory or transitional) indicates a change of subject or activity; "Now the next problem is..."
7.now - in the immediate past; "told me just now"

now

adverb
1. nowadays, at the moment, these days Beef now costs over 30 roubles a pound.
2. immediately, presently (Scot. & U.S.), promptly, instantly, at once, straightaway Please tell him I need to talk to him now.
as of now from now on, henceforth, henceforward, from this time on, from this time forward As of now there is no longer an East or a West Germany, just Germany.
for now for the moment, right now, at present, for the time being, for the present, for the meantime That's about all I can tell you for now.
now and then or again occasionally, sometimes, at times, from time to time, on and off, on occasion, once in a while, intermittently, infrequently, sporadically Now and then he would pay us a brief visit.

now

adverb
1. At this moment:
Idiom: even now.
3. At times:
4. At the present; these days:
adjectivenoun
The current time:
Translations
الآنالآن وقَد، الآن وَبِما أنَّبِسَبَب ما حَدَثحالافي هذه اللحْظَه
teďnynípřeceteď kdyžteď tedy
nufor øjeblikket
nun
nyt
sadsada
mostna-na!
nú, núnanúnanúna, straxòar sem ... òá
지금
nunc
dabar jaumūsų laikaisnana na!tuo metu
nu, nu lūkšobrīdtagad, kadtagad, nutagad, pašlaik
acum
tak terazteraz, keďvtedy
zdajodslej
nu
เดี๋ยวนี้
şimdişu anda…-diğine goreartıkevet
bây giờ

now

[naʊ]
A. ADV
1. (of present, immediate future)
1.1. (= at this time) → ahora
what shall we do now?¿qué hacemos ahora?
now for something completely differenty ahora algo totalmente distinto
not now, dearahora no, querido
right now all I want to do isen este momento or ahora mismo, lo único que me apetece es ...
the time is now eight o'clockson las ocho
1.2. (= these days) → hoy en día, ahora
nobody would think of doing that nowhoy en día or ahora a nadie se le ocurriría hacer eso
1.3. (= at last, already) → ya
the fire is now under controlel incendio ya está controlado
can I go now?¿ya me puedo ir?
I must be off nowya me tengo que marchar
1.4. (= immediately) → ahora; (more emphatic) → ya
if we leave now, we'll be there by sixsi salimos ahora or ya, estaremos allí para las seis
it's now or neveres ahora o nunca
I'll do it right nowlo haré ahora mismo
2. (of duration up to present) they've been married now for 30 yearsya llevan 30 años casados, hace 30 años que se casaron
it's some days now since I heard anythinghace varios días que no sé nada
3. (in accounts of past events) → ahora
it had once been the pantry but was now his officetiempo atrás había sido la despensa, pero ahora era su estudio
4. (after prep)
as of nowa partir de ahora
before now (= already) → ya, antes; (= in the past) → antes de ahora; (= till this moment) → hasta ahora, antes
you should have done that before nowya tendrías que haber hecho eso, tendrías que haber hecho eso antes
I've gone hungry before now to feed my childrenya he pasado hambre antes de ahora para poder alimentar a mis hijos
she should have arrived long before nowhace tiempo que tenía que haber llegado
between now and next Tuesdayentre hoy y el martes que viene
by now they must be there by nowya deben haber llegado
by now it was clear thaten ese momento ya estaba claro que ...
by now everybody was tiredpara entonces ya estaban todos cansados
that will be all for now, that will do for nowpor ahora or por el momento basta con eso
(in) three weeks/100 years from nowdentro de tres semanas/100 años
from now on (with present, future tense) → a partir de ahora, de ahora en adelante; (with past tense) → a partir de entonces
till now, until now, up to now (= till this moment) → hasta ahora; (= till that moment) → hasta entonces
I've always done it this way up to nowhasta ahora siempre lo había hecho así
5. (= in these circumstances)
5.1. (gen) → ya
it's raining, now we won't be able to goestá lloviendo, ya no podemos ir
it's too late nowya es demasiado tarde
how can I believe you now?¿cómo puedo seguir confiando en ti?
now what (do we do)?¿y ahora, qué (hacemos)?
they won't be long nowno tardarán en venir, al rato vienen (Mex)
5.2. (emphatic) now you've gone and done it! >¡ahora sí que la has hecho buena!
now look what you've done!¡mira lo que has hecho!
6. (in phrases relating to time)
(every) now and againde vez en cuando
any minute or moment nowde un momento a otro
any day nowcualquier día de estos
just now (= at this moment) → ahora mismo, en este momento; (= a moment ago) → hace un momento
I'm busy just nowahora mismo or en este momento estoy ocupado
plums are in season just nowes temporada de ciruelas
I saw him come in just nowlo he visto entrar hace un momento, acabo de verlo entrar
(every) now and thende vez en cuando
see also here A6
7. (without temporal force)
7.1. (introducing new topic) → bien, bueno
now, as you all knowbien or bueno, como todos sabéis ...
now, some people may disagree butbien or bueno, puede que algunos no estén de acuerdo pero ...
7.2. (commenting on previous statement) now there's a coincidence!¡eso sí que es una coincidencia!
now there's a thoughtpues no es mala idea
7.3. (asking question) now, what's everyone drinking?a ver, ¿qué queréis tomar?
7.4. (remonstrating, pacifying) now Fred, you don't really mean thatvamos Fred, no lo dices en serio
now, now, don't get so upset!¡venga, no te pongas así!
now, now, we'll have none of that!¡vale ya, nada de tonterías!
come now, you must be hungryvenga ya, no me digas que no tienes hambre
hush now, don't cryshh, no llores
now then, what's the trouble?¡entonces a ver! ¿cuál es el problema?
now then, don't tease!¡ya está bien, deja de burlarte!
well now, what have we here!¡vamos a ver! ¿qué tenemos aquí?
8. now ..., now ...: now she dances, now she sings (liter) → tan pronto está bailando como cantando
B. PRON now is the best time to go to Scotlandésta es la mejor época para ir a Escocia
now is your chance to talk to himestá es tu oportunidad de hablar con él
see also here C
C. CONJ now (that)ahora que
now that she was retired she had more timeahora que estaba jubilada disponía de más tiempo
now you (come to) mention itahora que lo dices
D. ADJactual
the now presidentel presidente actual

now

[ˈnaʊ]
adv
(= at the present time) → maintenant
What are you doing now? → Qu'est-ce que tu fais maintenant?
They've been married now for 30 years → Cela fait maintenant 30 ans qu'ils sont mariés.
Now is the time to tell her all about it → C'est le moment de tout lui raconter.
right now → tout de suite
by now → à l'heure qu'il est
He should be there by now → Il doit être arrivé à l'heure qu'il est.
It should be ready by now
BUT Ça devrait être déjà prêt.
just now (= at the moment) → en ce moment
That's the fashion just now → C'est la mode en ce moment., C'est la mode maintenant.
I'm rather busy just now → Je suis très occupé en ce moment. (= very soon) → tout de suite
I'll read it just now → Je vais le lire tout de suite. (= very recently)
I saw her just now → Je viens de la voir., Je l'ai vue à l'instant.
I did it just now → Je viens de le faire.
from now on → dorénavant
in 3 days from now → dans trois jours, d'ici trois jours
between now and Monday → d'ici lundi, d'ici à lundi
that's all for now → c'est tout pour l'instant
any day now → d'un jour à l'autre
any moment now → d'un moment à l'autre
any time now → d'un moment à l'autre
it's now or never → c'est maintenant ou jamais
now and then → de temps en temps
now and again → de temps en temps
every now and then, every now and again → de temps en temps
(= nowadays) → maintenant
Most schoolchildren now own calculators → Maintenant la plupart des écoliers ont des calculatrices.
(in stories or accounts of the past) (= then) → maintenant
She felt a little better now → Elle se sentait un peu mieux maintenant.
by now
By now it was completely dark outside → Il faisait maintenant complètement noir dehors.
(used to attract somebody's attention)bon
Now, let's get down to brass tacks → Bon, passons aux choses sérieuses.
Now, I hadn't told him this, so he must have found out for himself
BUT Je ne le lui avais pas dit, donc il a dû s'en apercevoir tout seul.
now then (to attract attention)bon, alors
Now then, who's for a cup of tea? → Bon alors, qui veut une tasse de thé?; (as friendly warning)allons, allons
Now then, no unpleasantness, please → Allons allons, ne soyez pas désagréables, s'il vous plaît.
now, now (= there there) → allons, allons
"I figure it's all over." - "Now, now. You did just fine."
BUT "Je suppose que c'est bel et bien fini." - Mais non, voyons. Tu as été très bien.".; (as friendly warning)allons, allons
Now, now Roger, I'm sure you didn't mean it but that remark was in poor taste → Allons, allons, Roger! Je suis sûr que tu ne l'as pas fait exprès, mais ton commentaire était de mauvais goût.
(used to give emphasis to a request or command)
Now will you close my door on your way out → Tu fermeras la porte en sortant, hein?
Now, don't worry about anything → Allez, ne te fais pas de souci.
come on now → allez, allez
conj
now (that) → maintenant que
Now he's feeling better, he can go back to work.; Now that he's feeling better, he can go back to work → Maintenant qu'il se sent mieux, il peut reprendre le travail.

now

adv
jetzt, nun; (= immediately)jetzt, sofort, gleich; (= at this very moment)gerade, (so)eben; (= nowadays)heute, heutzutage; she now realized why …nun or da erkannte sie, warum …; just nowgerade; (= immediately)gleich, sofort; now is the time to do itjetzt ist der richtige Moment dafür; I’ll do it just or right nowich mache es jetzt gleich or sofort; do it (right) nowmach es jetzt (sofort); it’s now or neverjetzt oder nie; even now it’s not rightes ist immer noch nicht richtig; now for itlos!; now for a look at the weather forecastund nun zum Wetterbericht; what is it now?was ist denn jetzt or nun schon wieder?; by now (present, past) → inzwischen, mittlerweile; they have/had never met before nowsie haben sich bis jetzt/sie hatten sich bis dahin noch nie getroffen; before now it was thought …früher dachte man, dass …; we’d have heard before nowdas hätten wir (inzwischen) schon gehört; I’ve been there before nowich war schon (früher) da; for now(jetzt) erst einmal, im Moment, vorläufig; even nowauch or selbst jetzt noch; any day/moment nowjetzt jeden Tag/Moment; from now on(wards)von nun an; between now and the end of the weekbis zum Ende der Woche; in three days from now(heute) in drei Tagen; from now until thenbis dahin; up to now, till now, until nowbis jetzt
(alternation) nownowbaldbald; (every) now and then, now and againab und zu, von Zeit zu Zeit, gelegentlich
conj
now (that) you’ve seen himjetzt, wo Sie ihn gesehen haben, nun, da Sie ihn gesehen haben (geh)
(in explanation etc) → nun
interjalso; now, now!na, na!; well nowalso; now thenalso (jetzt); stop that now!Schluss jetzt!; come now, don’t exaggeratenun übertreib mal nicht; now, why didn’t I think of that?warum habe ich bloß nicht daran gedacht?

NOW

[naʊ] n abbr (Am) =National Organization for WomenU.D.I. f =Unione Donne Italiane

now

[naʊ]
1. adv
a. (at present, these days) → adesso, ora; (at that time) → allora
right now → subito, immediatamente
now is the time to do it → questo è il momento per farlo
they won't be long now → ormai non tarderanno
I saw her just now → l'ho vista proprio adesso
that's the fashion just now → è la moda del momento
I'll read it just now → lo leggo subito
(every) now and then or now and again → ogni tanto, di tanto in tanto
it's now or never → ora o mai più
b. (with prep) between now and Mondayentro lunedì, da qui a lunedì
I couldn't do it before now → non potevo farlo prima
long before now → molto tempo fa
by now → ormai
the train should have arrived by now → il treno dovrebbe essere già arrivato
in 3 days from now → fra 3 giorni
from now on → d'ora in poi
from now until then → da adesso fino a quel momento
that's all for now → per ora basta
until now or up to now → fino ad ora
c. (without temporal force) now (then)!dunque!, allora!
now then, no more quarrelling → ora or adesso basta con i litigi
well now → vediamo, dunque
well now, look who it is! → ma guarda un po' chi si vede!
be careful now! → ma sta' attento!
2. conj now (that)adesso che, ora che

now

(nau) adverb
1. (at) the present period of time. I am now living in England.
2. at once; immediately. I can't do it now – you'll have to wait.
3. (at) this moment. He'll be at home now; From now on, I shall be more careful about what I say to her.
4. (in stories) then; at that time. We were now very close to the city.
5. because of what has happened etc. I now know better than to trust her.
6. a word in explanations, warnings, commands, or to show disbelief. Now this is what happened; Stop that, now!; Do be careful, now.
conjunction
(often with that) because or since something has happened, is now true etc. Now that you are here, I can leave; Now you have left school, you will have to find a job.
ˈnowadays adverb
at the present period of time. Food is very expensive nowadays.
for now
That will be enough for now – we'll continue our conversation tomorrow.
just now
a moment ago. I saw him just now in the street.
(every) now and then/again
sometimes; occasionally. We go to the theatre (every) now and then.
now, now!
an expression used to warn or rebuke. Now, now! Behave yourself!
now then
an expression used for calming people etc. `Now then,' said the policeman, `what's going on here?'

now

الآن nyní nu jetzt τώρα ahora nyt maintenant sada ora 지금 nu teraz agora сейчас nu เดี๋ยวนี้ şimdi bây giờ 现在

now

adv. ahora, ahorita, en este momento, actualmente;
from ___ onde ___ en adelante;
just ______ mismo, hace un momento;
___ and thende vez en cuando;
___ thenahora bien.
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