nowadays

adverb
now·​a·​days | \ ˈnau̇-(ə-)ˌdāz How to pronounce nowadays (audio) \

Definition of nowadays

: at the present time People don't wear hats much nowadays.

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Synonyms & Antonyms for nowadays

Synonyms

anymore, currently, now, presently, right now, today

Antonyms

before, formerly, long, once, then

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Examples of nowadays in a Sentence

People don't wear hats much nowadays. nowadays wives are just as likely to work outside the home as their husbands are

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While such auditoriums are common enough nowadays—most colleges have one—they’re harder to find in midtown Manhattan, which is dominated by Broadway’s traditional proscenium-arch theaters. Terry Teachout, WSJ, "‘Norma Jeane Baker of Troy’ Review: Beauties Made Boring," 10 Apr. 2019 The uniforms were actually created so that the nannies would not be mistaken for housemaids but nowadays, most Norlanders wear smart, practical civilian clothing to fit in with modern families. Annabelle Spranklen, Town & Country, "Here's What It Takes to Become a Nanny for the British Royal Family," 9 Mar. 2019 Model kits are a rare breed nowadays, but Bandai's collection of Star Wars kits are impressively detailed and surprisingly cheap. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Star Wars Toys for Any Aspiring Jedi," 27 Mar. 2019 Of course, that training still continues, but nowadays so many of our young students are trained in mathematics and statistics. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "How Jurassic Park led to the modernization of dinosaur paleontology," 23 June 2018 Dramatic abductions and assassinations of exiled politicians are not unheard of, but nowadays countries have smarter ways of harassing individuals across borders. Bruno Min, Newsweek, "China and Turkey Are Using Interpol to Crack Down on Dissent," 1 Mar. 2018 With relievers facing so many batters nowadays — and taking up roster spots — teams often don’t have the luxury of a deep bench of capable position players. Noah Trister, The Seattle Times, "Big league teams appreciate the value of versatility," 29 Mar. 2019 Designers like Mugler and Gaultier came up creating in abundance and showing collections designed to be shown for one hour, and nowadays the format is completely different, changed to a 12-minute show. Todd Plummer, Vogue, "Is This Exhibit the Reason Kim Kardashian West Is Wearing Vintage Mugler? A First Look Inside Thierry Mugler: Couturissime," 26 Feb. 2019 Travelers nowadays often use websites to plan trips. Natasha Mascarenhas, SFChronicle.com, "Airbnb competitor Peek raises $23 million; changes at Smyte and Khan Academy," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of nowadays

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nowadays

Middle English now a dayes, from now entry 1 + a dayes during the day

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nowadays

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English Language Learners Definition of nowadays

: at the present time

nowadays

adverb
now·​a·​days | \ ˈnau̇-ə-ˌdāz How to pronounce nowadays (audio) \

Kids Definition of nowadays

: at the present time No one goes there much nowadays.

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