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moment

mo·ment

moment

 
 
pronunciation:
mo mnt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a very brief, indefinite amount of time.
May I speak with you for a moment?I need a moment to think.
synonyms:
instant, minute, second
antonyms:
eternity
similar words:
bit, flash, jiffy, little, sec, trice, twinkling
definition 2: a particular point in time or period of significance.
The signing of the Magna Carta was a moment of historic import.At that moment, the lights went out all over the neighborhood.
synonyms:
juncture, time
similar words:
day, instant, period, point
definition 3: importance; significance; consequence.
Although this protest failed, it was an act of great moment.
synonyms:
consequence, import, importance, significance
similar words:
concern, gravity, note, weight
definition 4: the immediately present time; this or that instant.
He couldn't think of an answer at that moment.Just put it down on that chair for the moment.
synonyms:
instant
similar words:
instance, nonce, now