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now·a·days

 (nou′ə-dāz′)
adv.
During the present time; now.

[Middle English nouadaies : nou, now; see now + a (variant of on, on; see on) + daies, genitive of dai, day; see day.]

nowadays

(ˈnaʊəˌdeɪz)
adv
in these times
[C14: from now + adays from Old English a on + dæges genitive of day]

now•a•days

(ˈnaʊ əˌdeɪz)

adv.
1. at the present time; these days.
n.
2. the present.
[1325–75; Middle English nou adaies; see now, a-1, day, -s1]

nowadays

Nowadays means 'at the present time, in contrast with the past'.

Life is so complicated nowadays.
Why don't we ever see Jim nowadays?
Kids nowadays are lazy.
People nowadays have much greater expectations about their rights.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nowadays - the period of time that is happening nownowadays - 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"
time - the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
now - the momentary present; "Now is a good time to do it"; "it worked up to right now"
here and now, present moment, moment - at this time; "the disappointments of the here and now"; "she is studying at the moment"
date - the present; "they are up to date"; "we haven't heard from them to date"
nonce, time being - the present occasion; "for the nonce"
today - the present time or age; "the world of today"; "today we have computers"
tonight - the present or immediately coming night
Adv.1.nowadays - in these timesnowadays - 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"

nowadays

adverb now, today, at the moment, these days, in this day and age Economic discontent is widespread in a country which is nowadays one of the poorest in Asia.

nowadays

adverb
At the present; these days:
noun
The current time:
Translations
dnesv dnešní době
nu om dagenutildags
nykyään
ovih dana
manapságmostanában
nú á dögum
このごろは
요즈음
tegenwoordigvandaag de dag
dandanes
nuförtiden
ปัจจุบันนี้
bugünlerdegünümüzdeşimdi
ngày nay

nowadays

[ˈnaʊədeɪz] ADVhoy (en) día, en la actualidad

nowadays

[ˈnaʊədeɪz] adv
(in contrast to the past)de nos jours
Nowadays it's acceptable for women to be ambitious → De nos jours, l'ambition chez les femmes est bien acceptée.
(at the moment)ces temps-ci
I don't see much of Tony nowadays → Je ne vois pas beaucoup Tony ces temps-ci.

nowadays

advheute, heutzutage

nowadays

[ˈnaʊəˌdeɪz] adval giorno d'oggi, oggi, oggigiorno, oggidì
nowadays I haven't got time to watch television → attualmente non ho il tempo per guardare la televisione

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?'

nowadays

فِي هَذِهِ الْأَيَامِ dnes nu om dage heutzutage τη σημερινή εποχή hoy en día nykyään de nos jours ovih dana oggigiorno このごろは 요즈음 tegenwoordig nå for tiden obecnie atualmente в наши дни nuförtiden ปัจจุบันนี้ bugünlerde ngày nay 现今

nowadays

adv. hoy en día, al presente.
References in classic literature ?
One has never heard his name before in the whole course of one's life, which speaks volumes for a man, nowadays.
What readers ask nowadays in a book is that it should improve, instruct, and elevate.
That is true, my lord, but nowadays soldiers have generals.
Ah, nowadays we are all of us so hard up, that the only pleasant things to pay ARE compliments.
An anchor of yesterday (because nowadays there are contrivances like mushrooms and things like claws, of no particular expression or shape - just hooks) - an anchor of yesterday is in its way a most efficient instrument.
Hanged if I understand things over here, nowadays, Reggie
Young people, nowadays, imagine that money is everything.
A true eclectic, as it would be expressed nowadays, Gringoire was one of those firm and lofty, moderate and calm spirits, which always know how to bear themselves amid all circumstances (
In those days men sang far more and read and thought far less than nowadays.
Only the most unprejudiced of men like Stubb, nowadays partake of cooked whales; but the Esquimaux are not so fastidious.
Besides, it has been divined by other continental commentators, that when Jonah was thrown overboard from the Joppa ship, he straightway effected his escape to another vessel near by, some vessel with a whale for a figure-head; and, I would add, possibly called The Whale, as some craft are nowadays christened the Shark, the Gull, the Eagle.
Moreover, much about the same time as Firenzuola was writing, Botticelli's blonde, angular, retrousse women were breaking every one of that beauty- master's canons, perfect in beauty none the less; and lovers then, and perhaps particularly now, have found the perfect beauty in faces to which Messer Firenzuola would have denied the name of face at all, by virtue of a quality which indeed he has tabulated, but which is far too elusive and undefinable, too spiritual for him truly to have understood,--a quality which nowadays we are tardily recognising as the first and last of all beauty, either of nature or art,--the supreme, truly divine, because materialistically unaccountable, quality of Charm!