What does Moment mean?
Definitions for Moment
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Moment.
moment, minute, second, instantnoun
a particular point in time
"the moment he arrived the party began"
moment, mo, minute, second, bitnoun
an indefinitely short time
"wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
here and now, present moment, momentnoun
at this time
"the disappointments of the here and now"; "she is studying at the moment"
consequence, import, momentnoun
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"
a turning force produced by an object acting at a distance (or a measure of that force)
the n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value
A brief, unspecified amount of time.
Wait up a moment, while I lock the front door.
The smallest portion of time; an instant.
Weight or importance.
The turning effect of a force applied to a rotational system at a distance from the axis of rotation. Also called moment of force.
A definite period of time, specifically one-tenth of a point, or one-fortieth or one-fiftieth of an hour.
A petit mal episode; such a spell.
A fit, a short-duration tantrum, a hissy.
Etymology: From moment, from momentum.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: moment, Fr. momentum, Latin.
We do not find that our Saviour reproved them of error, for thinking the judgment of the scribes to be worth the objecting, for esteeming it to be of any moment or value in matters concerning God. Richard Hooker, b. ii.
I have seen her die twenty times upon far poorer moment. William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra.
What towns of any moment but we have? William Shakespeare.
It is an abstruse speculation, but also of far less moment and consequence to us than the others; seeing that without this we can evince the existence of God. Richard Bentley, Sermons.
The place of publick prayer is a circumstance in the outward form, which hath moment to help devotion. Richard Hooker.
Can these or such be any aid to us?
Look they as they were built to shake the world?
Or be a moment to our enterprize? Ben Jonson.
Touch with lightest moment of impulse
His free-will, to her own inclining left
In even scale. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. x.
He is a capable judge; can hear both sides with an indifferent ear; is determined only by the moments of truth, and so retracts his past errors. John Norris, Miscel.
If I would go to hell for an eternal moment, or so, I could be knighted. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.
The flighty purpose never is o’ertook,
Unless the deed go with it: from this moment
The very firstlings of my heart shall be
The firstlings of my hand. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
The imaginary reasoning of brutes is not a distinct reasoning, but performed in a physical moment. Matthew Hale.
Yet thus receiving and returning bliss
In this great moment, in this golden now,
When ev’ry trace of what, or when, or how,
Shou’d from my soul by raging love be torn. Matthew Prior.
a minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at thet very moment
impulsive power; force; momentum
importance, as in influence or effect; consequence; weight or value; consideration
an essential element; a deciding point, fact, or consideration; an essential or influential circumstance
an infinitesimal change in a varying quantity; an increment or decrement
tendency, or measure of tendency, to produce motion, esp. motion about a fixed point or axis
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
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 movimentum—movēre, to move.]
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
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
In air transport, the weight of a load multiplied by its distance from a reference point in the aircraft.
A unit of time.
Each moment was defined by peace, love, joy and unity and it felt so wonderful to be united focused on the unity of what makes humanity so wonderful, creation in motion.
Submitted by MaryC on January 30, 2020
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Moment is ranked #36477 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Moment surname appeared 613 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Moment.
83.5% or 512 total occurrences were Black.
8.3% or 51 total occurrences were White.
4.2% or 26 total occurrences were of two or more races.
2.1% or 13 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.7% or 11 total occurrences were Asian.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Moment' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #442
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Moment' in Written Corpus Frequency: #335
Rank popularity for the word 'Moment' in Nouns Frequency: #116
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The numerical value of Moment in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Moment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of Moment in a Sentence
I looked at her and teared up because at that moment, where I needed encouragement most, she was there to provide it for me, that's the person she is growing to be and I am proud to be her father.
The recovery plan is on track. But rebranding is not a priority at the moment.
Our presidential candidates are out there beating each other up at the moment, and that's going to solve itself at some point during the process.
Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity...
I remember reading the Bible and having the words of the Bible relate to me on a deep level. It was a powerful moment that I never knew was possible. As I applied the teachings of the Bible, I started seeing a positive transformation in myself and the people around me, imagine what would happen in our city, in our country, in our world, if more people read and listened to Gods Word.
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Translations for Moment
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- момент на силаBulgarian
- moment, instant, moment de forçaCatalan, Valencian
- okamžik, moment, moment sílyCzech
- Zeitpunkt, Moment, AugenblickGerman
- στιγμή, ροπήGreek
- momento, momantoEsperanto
- moment, hetkEstonian
- hetkinen, tuokio, momentti, hetki, silmänräpäysFinnish
- moment, instantFrench
- priobadh, mòmaid, greisScottish Gaelic
- momento, instanteGalician
- 瞬間, モーメントJapanese
- წუთი, მეყი, მომენტიGeorgian
- AbléckLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ບັດ, ດຽວ, ບຶດດຽວLao
- moments, brīdis, mirklisLatvian
- ogenblik, moment, tijdstip, tel, wijle, wijl, oogwenk, stondDutch
- augeblikk, augeblink, augneblunk, tidspunktNorwegian Nynorsk
- moment, tidspunkt, øyeblikkNorwegian
- chwila, moment siłyPolish
- instante, momentoPortuguese
- mument, mumaintRomansh
- clipă, momentRomanian
- момент, мгновение, миг, минута, момент силыRussian
- mamentu, mementu, momentuSardinian
- tren, moment, trenutak, čas, časak, hipSerbo-Croatian
- momentík, okamžik, chvíľaSlovak
- trenutek, navorSlovene
- momenti, çast, momentAlbanian
- momang, ögonblick, momentSwedish
- nukta, kitamboSwahili
- เดี๋ยว, โมเมนต์, ครู่Thai
- an, momentTurkish
- một lát, việc quan trọng, mô men, chốc lát, khẩn yếu, một chútVietnamese
- אויגנבליק, מאָמענטYiddish
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