1. the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech;
- Example: "that is enough for the present"
- Example: "he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow"
[syn: present, nowadays]
1. in these times;
- Example: "it is solely by their language that the upper classes nowadays are distinguished"- Nancy Mitford
- Example: "we now rarely see horse-drawn vehicles on city streets"
- Example: "today almost every home has television"
[syn: nowadays, now, today]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Nowadays \Now"a*days`\ (nou"[.a]*d[=a]z`), adv. [For now on (OE. an) days. See A-, 1.] In these days; at the present time. [1913 Webster] What men of spirit, nowadays, Come to give sober judgment of new plays? --Garrick. [1913 Webster] Noways Noway