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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 single by American rapper Lil Skies featuring American recording artist Landon Cube. It was released for digital download on December 17, 2017 as the second single from his debut studio album Life of a Dark Rose. The song is one of the two first Lil Skies songs to reach the US Billboard Hot 100, debuting at number 85, and peaked at number 55. The music video was shot at Plano High School (Illinois). The sequel to the track, "Nowadays, Pt. 2" featuring Landon Cube was featured on Skies' sophomore studio album Shelby released on March 1, 2019.


  1. nowadays

    Nowadays is an adverb that refers to the present time, in contrast to the past. It is used to indicate that a situation or fact is true at the present time, often when it is different from a previous situation or time.

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. Evan Burfield:

    There's not a lot of tech hurdles nowadays.

  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. Antonio Mazzitelli:

    Asia is that market nowadays.

  4. Patsy Stevenson:

    I was the type of person to peek out the windows and see if there’s a domestic [ incident ] going on, let me call the police to sort it out, nowadays, if I was facing some sort of harassment or something in the street, I would n’t go to a police officer.

  5. Oscar Wilde:

    We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language.

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    A extroversive
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    C contiguous
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