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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.

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. James Lloyd:

    In China, the big story is that a lot of these FinTech innovators are scaling to such a degree that they're the core financial relationship that a lot of particularly young Chinese consumers have, the proposition nowadays for international banks in China and for some of the domestic banks is having to compete with the non-banks that own that customer relationship end to end.

  2. Bobby Zachariah:

    Nowadays, there is one child in the family.

  3. Chris Cuomo:

    No, facts are not in the eye of the beholder, yes it is -- yes they are. Nowadays they are.

  4. Oscar Wilde:

    It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.

  5. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:

    Nowadays this threat is getting extremely urgent in the light of newly revealed facts of repeated use of not only industrial toxic chemicals but also of full-fledged chemical warfare agents by ISIL and other terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq, there is a growing danger of similar crimes being committed on the territory of Libya and Yemen as well.

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