What does Nowadays mean?

Definitions for Nowadays
ˈnaʊ əˌdeɪznowa·days

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. present, nowadaysadverb

    the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech

    "that is enough for the present"; "he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow"

  2. nowadays, now, todayadverb

    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"


  1. nowadaysadverb

    At the present time; in the current era.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Nowadaysadverb

    This word, though common and used by the best writers, is perhaps barbarous. In the present age.

    Not so great as it was wont of yore,
    It’s nowadays, ne half so straight and sore. Hubberd.

    Reason and love keep little company together nowadays. William Shakespeare, Midsummer’s N. Dream.

    It was a vestal and a virgin fire, and differed as much from that which passes by this name nowadays, as the vital heat from the burning of a fever. Robert South, Sermons.

    Such are those principles, which by reason of the bold cavils of perverse and unreasonable men, we are nowadays put to defend. John Tillotson, Serm. 1.

    What men of spirit nowadays,
    Come to give sober judgment of new plays. David Garrick, Ep.


  1. Nowadays

    "Nowadays" is a song by American rapper and singer Lil Skies featuring fellow American singer Landon Cube. It was released for digital download on December 17, 2017 as the second single from Skies' mixtape Life of a Dark Rose. The song is one of the two first Lil Skies songs (alongside "Red Roses", another collaboration with Landon Cube) to reach the US Billboard Hot 100, debuting at number 85 and peaking at number 55. The sequel to the track, "Nowadays, Pt. 2" featuring Landon Cube was featured on Skies' sophomore studio album Shelby released on March 1, 2019.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nowadaysadverb

    in these days; at the present time

  2. Etymology: [For now on (OE. an) days. See A-, 1.]

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Nowadays' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2405

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Nowadays' in Adverbs Frequency: #335

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nowadays in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nowadays in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Nowadays in a Sentence

  1. Alan Tonelson:

    CFIUS needs to get much smarter and more agile, regimes like China’s nowadays can access knowhow through multiple channels both direct and indirect. CFIUS’s mandate needs to be flexible enough to cover all those currently existing and new schemes as they emerge.

  2. Jack Chelski:

    It just seems like a publicity stunt. You know, I voted for Obama, but what Bidens doing just seems to be what the Democratic Party is all about nowadays, just because youre not Trump doesnt mean you can just blame everything on him. You know, this restaurant donated a bunch of stuff to the protesters. Were all on the same side. You can get mad at Trump for coming here, but at least he promised money. I wanna see that money, but still.

  3. Ada Kong:

    Nowadays, most risks from tailing ponds have been brought to the attention of regulatory bodies, yet tailing ponds and dams are ticking bombs due to their sheer volume, and the challenge to local authorities is still significant.

  4. Patrick Kane:

    He did a lot for me personally, coming into the league and over the course of my career. I’m sure he would’ve handled things differently nowadays. What happened, happened in the past, and I think the organization made the right moves to get the Blackhawks going forward in the right steps and making sure they’re trending forward.

  5. Mika Kivimaki:

    An increasing proportion of jobs are nowadays sedentary and it is possible that part of the health effects of working hours relate simply to a higher number of sedentary hours at work.

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    (slang) a merchant who deals in shoddy or inferior merchandise
    • A. subrogation
    • B. schlockmeister
    • C. foumart
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