from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adverb At the present time.
- adverb At once; immediately.
- adverb In the immediate past; very recently.
- adverb At this point in the series of events; then.
- adverb At times; sometimes.
- adverb Nowadays.
- adverb In these circumstances; as things are.
- adverb Used to introduce a command, reproof, or request.
- adverb Used to indicate a change of subject or to preface a remark.
- conjunction Seeing that; since. Often used with that:
- noun The present time or moment.
- adjective Of the present time; current.
- adjective Slang Currently fashionable; trendy.
- idiom (again/then) Occasionally.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The present time or moment; this very time.
- At the present point of time; at the present time; at this juncture.
- In these present times; nowadays.
- But lately; a little while ago.
- At or by that past time (in vivid narration); at this (or that) particular point in the course of events; thereupon; then.
- Things being so; as the case stands; after what has been said or done.
- Used as an emphatic expletive in cases of command, entreaty, remonstrance, and the like: as, come, now, stop that!
- under erst.
- A continuative, usually introducing an inference from or an explanation of what precedes.
- Equivalent to now that, with omission of that.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The present time or moment; the present.
- adjective rare Existing at the present time; present.
- adverb At the present time; at this moment; at the time of speaking; instantly.
- adverb Very lately; not long ago.
- adverb At a time contemporaneous with something spoken of or contemplated; at a particular time referred to.
- adverb In present circumstances; things being as they are; -- hence, used as a connective particle, to introduce an inference or an explanation.
- adverb now and then; occasionally.
- adverb [Obs.] again and again; repeatedly.
- adverb at one time and another; indefinitely; occasionally; not often; at intervals.
- adverb [Obs.] at this very instant; precisely now.
- adverb alternately; at one time … at another time.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective archaic, law At the time the
willis written. Used in order to prevent any inheritancefrom being transferred to a person of a future marriage. Does not indicate the existence of a previous marriage.
- adjective informal
Fashionable; popular; up to date; current.
- adverb At the present
- adverb sentence Used to introduce a point, a remonstration or a rebuke.
Differentlyfrom the immediate past; differently from a more remote past or a possible future; differently from all other times.
- adverb Differently from the situation before a (stated or implied) event or change of circumstance.
- adverb At the time reached within a narration.
- adverb In the context of urgency.
since, because, in light of the fact.
- interjection Indicates a
- noun uncountable The
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adverb in the immediate past
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
˜It is now the case that it will be the case that Socrates is sitting down™, whereas there is no genuine way of representing the indexical ˜now™ in the l-calculus (the date variable z is not an indexical, any more than ˜25 December 2006™ is an indexical).
That's why this objection is invalid: if you can't predict the weather 5 days from now, how can you predict something about 100 years from now.
We live in the now, trailing, to be sure, a few seconds of the past as we press ahead into the future, but it's always _now_ wherever (whenever) we go.
In real life, Linda was laid-back nearly to the point of sloth, but now, she was the one who most intensely wanted them to have everything _now_.
The actual presence of a physical God was irrelevant, because if there was a creation of the here and now, regardless of any theoretical faith, that only meant, that without a doubt, I was responsible to just the here and now previous: next thought - 2006-02-01 ehh?
He had dreamed of these things, and now he saw that they were real, so that nightmare merged with _now_, and he could gaze down at it with open eyes and scream at last with open mouth.
I had lost him now, and _now_ I knew his value when it was too late.
It is well known that most of the slaveholders _now_ insist, that all protecting duties are unconstitutional, and that on account of the tariff the Union was nearly rent by the very men who are now horrified by the danger to which it is exposed by these _petitions_!
And can we not lift ourselves into that serene atmosphere of love of country and of our race, above all selfish schemes or mere party devices, and contemplate the grandeur of these results, if now, _now_, NOW we will only do our duty?
"Lord Jesus, if you will take away this toothache right now, _now_, I will be your little girl for three years."