Significado de “now” - en el Diccionario Inglés

now en inglés británico

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nowadverb

uk /naʊ/ us /naʊ/

now adverb (AT PRESENT)

A1 at the present time, not in the past or future:

She used to be a teacher, but now she works in publishing.
I may eat something later, but I'm not hungry now.
Many people now own a smartphone.

A2 immediately:

I don't want to wait until tomorrow, I want it now!

B2 used to express how long something has been happening, from when it began to the present time:

She's been a vegetarian for ten years now.

used in stories or reports of past events to describe a new situation or event:

It was getting dark now, and we were tired.

used when describing a situation that is the result of what someone just said or did:

Oh yes, now I know who you mean.
any minute/moment/second/time now

B2 very soon:

The guests are coming any minute now, and the house is still a mess.
now for ... informal

used to introduce a new subject:

And now for what we're going to do tomorrow.

Más ejemplos

  • Both her children are now married with children of their own.
  • After ten years of military dictatorship, the country now has a civil government.
  • The breathing problem has now been complicated by a chest infection.
  • The college now has a counsellor to help students with both personal and work problems.
  • His marks in English have been below average for some time now.

now adverb (IN SPEECH)

used in statements and questions to introduce or give emphasis to what you are saying:

Now, where did I put my hat?
There was a knock at the door. Now Jan knew her mother had promised to come by, so she assumed it was her.
Hurry, now, or you'll miss the bus!
Sorry, I can't today. Now if you'd asked me yesterday, I would have said yes.

nownoun [ U ]

uk /naʊ/ us /naʊ/

the present moment or time:

Now isn't a good time to speak to him.
I thought you'd be finished by now.
You should have mentioned it before now.
That's all for now (= until a future point in time).
from now on/as from now

from this moment and always in the future:

From now on the gates will be locked at midnight.

Más ejemplos

  • Now would be a good time to prepare the lunch.
  • Why didn't you tell me before now?
  • I thought you'd have got over it by now.
  • Now really isn't a good time to talk to her.
  • Is now a convenient time to meet?

nowconjunction

uk /naʊ/ us /naʊ/

(Definición de now del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

now en inglés americano

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nowadverb [ not gradable ]

us /nɑʊ/

now adverb [ not gradable ] (AT PRESENT)

at the present time rather than in the past or future, or immediately:

She used to work in an office, but now she works at home.
It’s now 7 o’clock, time to get up or you’ll be late for work.

Just now means either a very short time ago or at the present time:

I can’t stop to talk just now, but give me a call when you get home.

now adverb [ not gradable ] (IN SPEECH)

used in statements and questions to introduce or give emphasis to what you are saying:

Now where was I before you interrupted me?

nownoun [ U ]

us /nɑʊ/

now noun [ U ] (AT PRESENT)

the present moment or time:

That’s all for now (= until a future point in time).
From now on (= Starting at this moment and continuing in the future), the front door will be locked at midnight.

(Definición de now del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)