Textual thesaurus for "now"

(adv) today, nowadays

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

(adv) directly, immediately, instantly, forthwith, like a shot, straight off, straightaway, at once, right away

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!

(adv) at present

at the present moment

goods now on sale; the now-aging dictator; they are now abroad; he is busy at present writing a new novel; it could happen any time now