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(noun, adverb, adj., conj., interj.)
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There are 13 meanings of the word Now.

How to pronounce now:


Now - as a noun

The momentary present

Example: "Now is a good time to do it"

Now - as an adverb

In the historical present; at this point in the narration of a series of past events

Example: "President kennedy now calls in the national guard"

In these times

Example: "It is solely by their language that the upper classes nowadays are distinguished"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

Used to preface a command or reproof or request

Example: "Now hear this!"

At the present moment

Example: "Goods now on sale"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
at present

Without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening

Example: "He answered immediately"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
at oncedirectly14forthwith21immediately19instantly12like a shotright awaystraight offstraightaway22

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

Example: "Now the next problem is..."

In the immediate past

Example: "Told me just now"

Now - as an adjective

Present; current.

Fashionable; popular; up to date; current.

Example: "I think this band's sound is very now."

At the time the will is written. used in order to prevent any inheritance from being transferred to a person of a future marriage. does not indicate the existence of a previous marriage.

Example: "Now wife."

Now - as a conjunction

Since, because, in light of the fact; often with that.

Example: "Now that we're all here, let's start the meeting."

Now - as an interjection

Indicates a signal to begin.

Example: "Now! fire all we've got while the enemy is in reach!"

Example Sentences

"I can't talk right now."
"He is busy now."
"The movie is starting now."
"Right now, I am focusing on my studies."
"Call me back a little later, I'm in a meeting right now."
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Word Game Points

Is NOW a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, now is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

NOW has a SCRABBLE points total of 6.

Is NOW a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, now is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
NOW has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 7.

Is NOW a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, now is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
NOW has a WORDFEUD points total of 6.

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