What does moment mean?

Definitions for momentˈmoʊ mənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word moment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. moment, minute, second, instant(noun)

    a particular point in time

    "the moment he arrived the party began"

  2. moment, mo, minute, second, bit(noun)

    an indefinitely short time

    "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"

  3. here and now, present moment, moment(noun)

    at this time

    "the disappointments of the here and now"; "she is studying at the moment"

  4. consequence, import, moment(noun)

    having important effects or influence

    "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment than security"; "that result is of no consequence"

  5. moment(noun)

    a turning force produced by an object acting at a distance (or a measure of that force)

  6. moment(noun)

    the n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value

Wiktionary

  1. moment(Noun)

    A brief, unspecified amount of time.

    Wait up a moment, while I lock the front door.

  2. moment(Noun)

    The smallest portion of time; an instant.

  3. moment(Noun)

    Weight or importance.

  4. moment(Noun)

    The turning effect of a force applied to a rotational system at a distance from the axis of rotation. Also called moment of force.

  5. moment(Noun)

    A definite period of time, specifically one-tenth of a point, or one-fortieth or one-fiftieth of an hour.

  6. moment(Noun)

    A petit mal episode; such a spell.

  7. moment(Noun)

    A fit, a short-duration tantrum, a hissy.

  8. Origin: From moment, from momentum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moment(noun)

    a minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at thet very moment

  2. Moment(noun)

    impulsive power; force; momentum

  3. Moment(noun)

    importance, as in influence or effect; consequence; weight or value; consideration

  4. Moment(noun)

    an essential element; a deciding point, fact, or consideration; an essential or influential circumstance

  5. Moment(noun)

    an infinitesimal change in a varying quantity; an increment or decrement

  6. Moment(noun)

    tendency, or measure of tendency, to produce motion, esp. motion about a fixed point or axis

Freebase

  1. Moment

    Moment is an American Jewish magazine. It publishes articles related to Jewish culture, lifestyle, politics, and religion. Moment is not affiliated with any Jewish organization or religious movement, and its articles and columnists represent a diverse range of political views. It has 65,000 subscribers, and is the largest independent Jewish magazine in America.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Moment

    mō′ment, n. moving cause or force: importance in effect: value, consequence: the smallest portion of time in which a movement can be made: an instant: the precise point of time, the right opportunity: (math.) an increment or decrement, an infinitesimal change in a varying quantity: (mech.) the moment of a force about a point is the product of the force and the perpendicular on its line of action from the point.—adj. Mō′mentany (Shak.), momentary.—adv. Mō′mentarily.—n. Mō′mentariness.—adj. Mō′mentary, lasting for a moment: done in a moment: short-lived.—adv. Mō′mently, for a moment: in a moment: every moment.—adj. Mōment′ous, of importance: of great consequence.—adv. Moment′ously.—ns. Moment′ousness; Moment′um, the quantity of motion in a body, measured by the product of the mass and the velocity of the moving body:—pl. Moment′a. [Fr.,—L. momentum, for movimentummovēre, to move.]

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Moment

    When a force is applied so as to tend to produce rotation around a point, the product of the force by the shortest distance from the point of rotation to the extension of the line of the force. Such distance is the perpendicular to the extension of the line through the point of rotation.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. moment

    In air transport, the weight of a load multiplied by its distance from a reference point in the aircraft.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'moment' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #442

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'moment' in Written Corpus Frequency: #335

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'moment' in Nouns Frequency: #116

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of moment in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of moment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lois Greenfield:

    And out of this improvisation comes a moment that can't be part of a dance, it becomes more of a personal moment, a moment about expressive gestures. And they're often, I call them, enigmatic or ambiguous moments.

  2. Rolf Hut:

    But the moment they were close to the Golden Gate would have been the moment the tide reverses. And that would give them a moment of slack tide, in which they could have reached marine headlands in the northern site of the Golden Gate Bridge.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Every moment of existence is a volcano full of truth! Every single moment is ready to explode, may be now, may be two minutes or may be two years later! Truths are ready to erupt! Every single moment is ready to erupt! Be silent; wait for the eruptions!

  4. Wayne Dyer:

    Present-moment living, getting in touch with your now, is at the heart of effective living. When you think about it, there really is no other moment you can live. Now is all there is, and the future is just another present moment to live when it arrives. One thing is certain, you cannot live it until it does appear.

  5. Dan Custer:

    Every morning is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made new. Today is a new day. Today is my world made new. I have lived all my life up to this moment, to come to this day. This moment--this day--is as good as any moment in all eternity. I shall make of this day--each moment of this day--a heaven on earth. This is my day of opportunity.

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