- At the present time; at this moment; at the time of speaking; instantly; as, I will write now.
- Very lately; not long ago.
- At a time contemporaneous with something spoken of or contemplated; at a particular time referred to.
- In present circumstances; things being as they are; -- hence, used as a connective particle, to introduce an inference or an explanation.
- Existing at the present time; present.
- The present time or moment; the present.