Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb During the present time; now.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In these days; in the present age: sometimes used as a noun.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In these days; at the present time.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in these times
  • noun the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English nouadaies : nou, now; see now + a (variant of on, on; see on) + daies, genitive of dai, day; see day.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From now +‎ adays.

Examples

  • Even to evoke the term nowadays sounds, to many, a little dated, like referring to your wife as your "lady" or to a band as a "group."

    NYT > Global Home

  • JAVIER ROMERO, RADIO SHOW HOST: If you want to go global, as they use the term nowadays, you better know English.

    CNN Transcript Oct 1, 2007

  • "Yes, but not exactly as we commonly regard the term nowadays," smiled

    Oh, Money! Money!

  • The term nowadays is accepted among some groups of young Italian-Americans as merely being a style of living and dress.

    Yale Daily News - Latest Issue

  • But a growing number of operators is playing with different interpretations of a thesis that's been around as long as the internet - that the label nowadays is an anachronism, and that bands can finance and release music for themselves … Case in point: ...

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • But a growing number of operators is playing with different interpretations of a thesis that's been around as long as the internet - that the label nowadays is an anachronism, and that bands can finance and release music for themselves … Case in point: ...

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • But a growing number of operators is playing with different interpretations of a thesis that's been around as long as the internet - that the label nowadays is an anachronism, and that bands can finance and release music for themselves … Case in point: ...

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • But a growing number of operators is playing with different interpretations of a thesis that's been around as long as the internet - that the label nowadays is an anachronism, and that bands can finance and release music for themselves … Case in point: ...

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • But a growing number of operators is playing with different interpretations of a thesis that's been around as long as the internet - that the label nowadays is an anachronism, and that bands can finance and release music for themselves … Case in point: ...

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • But a growing number of operators is playing with different interpretations of a thesis that's been around as long as the internet - that the label nowadays is an anachronism, and that bands can finance and release music for themselves … Case in point: ...

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

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