Moment Definition

mōmənt
moments
noun
moments
A brief but indefinite period of time; instant.
Webster's New World
A specific point in time, especially the present time.
He is not here at the moment.
American Heritage
A definite point in time or in a series of events.
Webster's New World
An occasion affording an opportunity.
Viewed the blunder as a teachable moment.
American Heritage
A brief time of being important or outstanding.
Webster's New World
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idiom
the moment
  • the present or the immediate future
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Moment

Noun

Singular:
moment
Plural:
moments

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Moment

  • the moment

Origin of Moment

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin mōmentum from movimentum momentum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French moment, from Latin momentum.

    From Wiktionary

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