Idioms for now

    now and again, occasionally.Also now and then.
    now that, inasmuch as; since: Now that she is rich and famous, she is constantly being besieged by appeals for aid.

Origin of now

before 900; 1965–70 for def 11; Middle English; Old English nū, cognate with Old Norse, Gothic nū; akin to German nun, Latin num, Sanskrit nu, Greek nú, nûn

OTHER WORDS FROM now

now·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH now

currently immediately momentarily now presently soon (see synonym study at immediately) (see usage note at presently)

Definition for now (2 of 2)

NOW
[ nou ]
/ naʊ /

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British Dictionary definitions for now

Word Origin for now

Old English nū; compare Old Saxon nū, German nun, Latin nunc, Greek nu
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Idioms and Phrases with now

now

In addition to the idioms beginning with now

  • now and again
  • now or never, it's
  • now that
  • now you're talking

also see:

  • any day (now)
  • every now and then
  • here and now
  • just now
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