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now

 
pronunciation:
naU
parts of speech:
adverb, conjunction, noun
phrases:
now and then, now and again
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: at this time or in these times.
If we leave now we won't be late for school.More women work outside the home now.
antonyms:
then
similar words:
presently
definition 2: directly; immediately.
Come here now.
definition 3: at the point of time being talked or written about; by this time.
Now it was getting dark.
definition 4: a short time ago or in the near future (usually used with "just" or "only").
She called home just now.We are leaving just now.
definition 5: because of what has happened or is happening; as matters stand.
Now they won't want to go.
 
part of speech: conjunction
definition: because of the fact; since.
We can talk out loud, now that she's gone.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the present moment or time.
It was easy until now.
similar words:
today
phrase: now and then
phrase: now and again