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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle English _now_, _nou_, _nu_, from Old English _nū_ (“now, at present, at this time, immediately, very recently”), from Proto-Germanic _*nu_ (“now”), from Proto-Indo-European _*nū_ (“now”). Cognate with Scots _noo_ (“now”), Saterland Frisian _nu_ (“now”), West Frisian _no_ (“now”), Dutch _nu_, _nou_ (“now”), German _nu_, _nun_ (“now”), Swedish _nu_ (“now”), Icelandic _nú_ (“now”), Latin _num_ (“even now, whether”), Latin _nunc_ (“now”), Albanian _ni_ (“now”), Lithuanian _nù_ (“now”), Avestan [script needed] (nū, “now”), Sanskrit _नु_ (nu, “now”).

From Middle English now, nou, nu, from Old English (now, at present, at this time, immediately, very recently), from Proto-Germanic *nu (now), from Proto-Indo-European *nū (now). Cognate with Scots noo (now), Saterland Frisian nu (now), West Frisian no (now), Dutch nu, nou (now), German nu, nun (now), Swedish nu (now), Icelandic (now), Latin num (even now, whether), Latin nunc (now), Albanian ni (now), Lithuanian (now), Avestan [script needed] (, now), Sanskrit नु (nu, now).

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /naʊ̯/ * Rhymes: -aʊ

  • IPA(key): /naʊ̯/
  • Rhymes: -aʊ

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ADJECTIVE
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English - Adjective

NOW (_not comparable_) * Present; current. * 17TH C, Joseph Glanvill, _Scepsis Scientifica: Or, Confest Ignorance, the Way to Science; in an Essay of the Vanity of Dogmatizing and Confident Opinion_, 1885, page 207, Defects seem as necessary to our NOW happiness as their Opposites. * 1855, Conrad Swackhamer, _The United States democratic review_, Volume 5‎, The history of the infant colonies teaches us that the country comprised within the limits of the NOW United States of America was originally patented in the reign of James I., of England, into _two portions:_ that in less than eighty years from that period, the same was again divided into _twelve_ distinct provinces; a _thirteenth_ being after added in the creation of the State of Georgia. * 1908, _The English reports_, Where in assumpsit for money lent, the defendant pleaded that in an action in which the NOW defendant was plaintiff, and the NOW plaintiff was defendant, […] . * 2010 March 17, _The Telegraph_, news website, _Radio 4 apologises for day old shipping forecast_, Radio 4's continuity announcer said at the end of the show: "As many of you will have noticed, that edition of The Now Show wasn't very NOW. It was actually last week's programme. Our apologies for that." * (archaic, law) 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. _NOW wife._ * (informal) Fashionable; popular; up to date; current. _I think this band's sound is very NOW._ SEE ALSO * happening

now (not comparable)

  1. Present; current.
  2. (archaic, law) 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.
    Now wife.
  3. (informal) Fashionable; popular; up to date; current.
    I think this band's sound is very now.

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ADVERB
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English - Adverb

NOW (_not comparable_) * At the present time. _NOW I am six._ * Arbuthnot I have a patient NOW living, at an advanced age, who discharged blood from his lungs thirty years ago. * (sentence) Used to introduce a point, a remonstration or a rebuke. _NOW, we all want what is best for our children.   NOW, stop that Jimmy!_ * Differently from the immediate past; differently from a more remote past or a possible future; differently from all other times. _NOW I am ready.   We all NOW want the latest toys for our children.   We all want what is NOW best for our children._ * Differently from the situation before a stated event or change of circumstance. _NOW all the children have grown up and left, the house is very quiet.   NOW that my sister has gotten rid of their cat, we can go to her house this coming Thanksgiving._ * At the time reached within a narration. _NOW, he remembered why he had come.   He NOW asked her whether she had made pudding.   The pudding was NOW ready to be served._ * In the context of urgency. _NOW listen, we must do something about this._ * (obsolete) Very recently; not long ago. * Waller They that but NOW, for honour and for plate, / Made the sea blush with blood, resign their hate. DERIVED TERMS * nowadays * now and then * right now * now, now TRANSLATIONS

now (not comparable)

  1. At the present time.
    Now I am six.
  2. (sentence) Used to introduce a point, a remonstration or a rebuke.
    Now, we all want what is best for our children.   Now, stop that Jimmy!
  3. Differently from the immediate past; differently from a more remote past or a possible future; differently from all other times.
    Now I am ready.   We all now want the latest toys for our children.   We all want what is now best for our children.
  4. Differently from the situation before a stated event or change of circumstance.
    Now all the children have grown up and left, the house is very quiet.   Now that my sister has gotten rid of their cat, we can go to her house this coming Thanksgiving.
  5. At the time reached within a narration.
    Now, he remembered why he had come.   He now asked her whether she had made pudding.   The pudding was now ready to be served.
  6. In the context of urgency.
    Now listen, we must do something about this.
  7. (obsolete) Very recently; not long ago.

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - CONJUNCTION
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English - Conjunction

NOW * since something is true : because of the fact that something happened _NOW you mention it, I am kind of hungry._ * since, because, in light of the fact. _We can play football NOW that the rain has stopped._ * — usually + that _NOW THAT you mention it, I am kind of hungry._ _NOW THAT we're all here, let's start the meeting. = Let's start the meeting NOW THAT everyone's here._ TRANSLATIONS

now

  1. since something is true : because of the fact that something happened
    Now you mention it, I am kind of hungry.
  1. since, because, in light of the fact.
    We can play football now that the rain has stopped.
  1. usually + that
    Now that you mention it, I am kind of hungry.
    Now that we're all here, let's start the meeting. = Let's start the meeting now that everyone's here.

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - INTERJECTION
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English - Interjection

NOW! * Indicates a signal to begin. _Now! Fire all we've got while the enemy is in reach!_ TRANSLATIONS

now!

  1. Indicates a signal to begin.
    Now! Fire all we've got while the enemy is in reach!

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

NOW (_usually uncountable_, _plural_ NOWS) * (uncountable) The present time. _NOW is the right time._ _There is no better time than NOW._ * (often with "the") The state of not paying attention to the future or the past. _She is living in the NOW._ * (countable, chiefly in phenomenology) A particular instant in time, as perceived at that instant. * Emily Dickinson Forever is composed of NOWS. SYNONYMS * (not paying attention to the future or past): here and now TRANSLATIONS

now (usually uncountable, plural nows)

  1. (uncountable) The present time.
    Now is the right time.
    There is no better time than now.
    1. (often with "the") The state of not paying attention to the future or the past.
      She is living in the now.
    2. (countable, chiefly in phenomenology) A particular instant in time, as perceived at that instant.

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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English - Anagrams

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