nowadays
adverb Etymology: Middle English now a dayes, from 1now + a dayes during the day Date: 14th century at the present time

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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nowadays — (adv.) late 14c., contracted from Middle English nou adayes (mid 14c.), from NOW (Cf. now) + adayes during the day, with adverbial genitive (see DAY (Cf. day)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • nowadays — ► ADVERB ▪ at the present time, in contrast with the past …   English terms dictionary

  • nowadays — [nou′ə dāz΄] adv. [ME nou adaies < now + on + day + s, adv. suffix] in these days; at the present time n. the present time …   English World dictionary

  • nowadays — [[t]na͟ʊədeɪz[/t]] ADV: ADV with cl Nowadays means at the present time, in contrast with the past. Nowadays it s acceptable for women to be ambitious. But it wasn t then... I don t see much of Tony nowadays. Syn: these days …   English dictionary

  • nowadays — /now euh dayz /, adv. 1. at the present day; in these times: Few people do their laundry by hand nowadays. n. 2. the present: The kitchens of nowadays are much more efficient than when I was a boy. [1325 75; ME nou adaies; see NOW, A 1, DAY, S1]… …   Universalium

  • nowadays — now|a|days S2 [ˈnauədeız] adv [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: now + a days during the day (14 18 centuries)] now, compared with what happened in the past ▪ Nowadays people are rarely shocked by the sex they see on television. ▪ Most people nowadays are …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nowadays — adverb /ˈna.ʊə.deɪz/ a) At the present time. BOTTOM: : and yet, to say the truth, reason and love keep little company together now a days: […] b) In the current era. What men of spirit, nowadays, Come to give sober judgment of new plays? …   Wiktionary

  • nowadays — now|a|days [ nauə,deız ] adverb MAINLY SPOKEN ** at the present time, not in the past: Lots of people get divorced nowadays …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nowadays — adverb now, compared with what happened in the past: Nowadays young people are much more aware of ecological issues than they used to be …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • nowadays — adverb nowadays, it seems as if everyone is obsessed with staying young Syn: these days, today, at the present time, in these times, in this day and age, now, currently, at the moment, at present, at this moment in time; in the present climate,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

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