nowadays

adverb
now·​a·​days | \ˈnau̇-(ə-)ˌdāz \

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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But nowadays any fans who heard Bing Crosby sing at the peak of his career would be in their 80s, if not older. Ted Gioia, WSJ, "‘Bing Crosby’ Review: Nothin’ but Blue Skies," 8 Nov. 2018 Traditionally, the tackles have been the pass protectors, but nowadays, a lot of team defenses put pass rushers on the guards, too. Noah Davis, Esquire, "The Toughest Position in Football Is... Guard?," 8 Sep. 2015 During some 500 years of Ottoman occupation and even nowadays, the eagle was not an aggressive or violent symbol. Ani Kokobobo, Washington Post, "For Albanians, it’s not just an eagle. Here’s the deeper story those World Cup fines.," 2 July 2018 An undeniable legend that is almost unheard of nowadays. SI.com, "7 Players That Achieved Greatness Both On and Off the Field," 27 June 2018 The only people nowadays who eat so much fat are those preparing for strenuous physical activities in harsh conditions. The Economist, "A mummy’s final meal adds to an ancient mystery," 12 July 2018 In a lot of media nowadays, teen is a stereotype, not an age anymore. refinery29.com, "Eighth Grade's Elsie Fisher Shares What She Wishes People Knew About Gen Z," 11 July 2018 The world moves much faster nowadays, and Rubino family has gone two doors away to add Ralph’s Grab & Go (764 S. Ninth St., 215-627-6011). Michael Klein, Philly.com, "The sassy, hoagie-mouthed chef is back | Let's Eat," 11 July 2018 Most women out there nowadays just wanna be married to impress they friends, family (his side pieces) and fit into society’s standards. Emily Davies, PEOPLE.com, "Did Tiny Cheat on T.I. with Floyd Mayweather? Singer Addresses Rumors: 'I Didn't Have Any Sex'," 29 June 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

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of nowadays

: at the present time

nowadays

adverb
now·​a·​days | \ˈnau̇-ə-ˌdāz \

Kids Definition of nowadays

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

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