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Princeton's WordNet

  1. now(adverb)

    the momentary present

    "Now is a good time to do it"; "it worked up to right now"

  2. now(adverb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    at once, straightaway, like a shot, directly, straight off, at present, nowadays, immediately, right away, instantly, today, forthwith

  3. nowadays, now, today(adverb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    at once, straightaway, like a shot, now, directly, straight off, at present, nowadays, immediately, right away, instantly, today, forthwith

  4. now(adverb)

    used to preface a command or reproof or request

    "now hear this!"; "now pay attention"

    Synonyms:
    at once, straightaway, like a shot, directly, straight off, at present, nowadays, immediately, right away, instantly, today, forthwith

  5. now, at present(adverb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    now, at once, straightaway, like a shot, directly, straight off, at present, nowadays, immediately, right away, instantly, today, forthwith

  6. immediately, instantly, straightaway, straight off, directly, now, right away, at once, forthwith, like a shot(adverb)

    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!"

    Synonyms:
    now, at one time, straight, at present, like a shot, instantly, instantaneously, in a flash, at once, outright, nowadays, at a time, today, direct, directly, forthwith, promptly, straight off, straightaway, right away, flat, immediately

  7. now(adverb)

    (prefatory or transitional) indicates a change of subject or activity

    "Now the next problem is..."

    Synonyms:
    at once, straightaway, like a shot, directly, straight off, at present, nowadays, immediately, right away, instantly, today, forthwith

  8. now(adverb)

    in the immediate past

    "told me just now"

    Synonyms:
    at once, straightaway, like a shot, directly, straight off, at present, nowadays, immediately, right away, instantly, today, forthwith

Wiktionary

  1. now(noun)

    Synonyms:
    here and now

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. now

    The strong and general human tendency to procrastination is shown in the progressive weakening of the various words in this group. Immediately primarily signifies without the intervention of anything as a medium, hence without the intervention of any, even the briefest, interval or lapse of time. By and by, which was once a synonym, has become an antonym of immediately, meaning at some (perhaps remote) future time. Directly, which once meant with no intervening time, now means after some little while; presently no longer means in this very present, but before very long. Even immediately is sliding from its instantaneousness, so that we are fain to substitute at once, instantly, etc., when we would make promptness emphatic. Right away and right off are vigorous conversational expressions in the United States.

    Synonyms:
    at once, directly, forthwith, immediately, instanter, instantly, presently, right away, right off, straightway, this instant, without delay

    Antonyms:
    after a while, by and by, hereafter, in the future, some time

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. now(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    at this time, at once, at this moment, at present


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