Dictionary definition for: Now
3. (r) 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"
4. (r) 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"
7. (r) 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!"
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