What does moment mean?

Definitions for moment
ˈmoʊ məntmo·ment

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.

    Etymology: From moment, from momentum.

  2. moment(Noun)

    The smallest portion of time; an instant.

    Etymology: From moment, from momentum.

  3. moment(Noun)

    Weight or importance.

    Etymology: From moment, from momentum.

  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.

    Etymology: From moment, from momentum.

  5. moment(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From moment, from momentum.

  6. moment(Noun)

    A petit mal episode; such a spell.

    Etymology: From moment, from momentum.

  7. moment(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

Editors Contribution

  1. Moment

    Sometimes you never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

    Submitted by anonymous on August 19, 2020  
  2. moment

    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  

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

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How to say moment in sign language?

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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

Examples of moment in a Sentence

  1. Gavin Newsom:

    This is not a permanent state, this is a moment in time, we will look back at these decisions as pivotal.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    A good intention but fixed and resolute - bent on high and holy ends, we shall find means to them on every side and at every moment; and even obstacles and opposition will but make us "like the fabled specter-ships," which sail the fastest in the very teeth of the wind.

  3. Englishman Willett:

    There's obviously a little bit of a worry right now with everything that's going on( with Zika). You've seen from a few guys that have pulled out. We're down to play at the moment.

  4. Kenya Bradix:

    At that moment, I guess I was in security mode, I would call it. I basically was on instinct, and I didn't think for a second if he had anything (dangerous) or what could he possibly do. I was just thinking, 'Just get the guy down and subdue him 'til the police came.'.

  5. Manos Giakoumis:

    You have to take into account that market conditions at the moment are very unfavorable, even if you say the value of an asset was worth 300 million euros this does not mean this is the actual value of the asset. There are a lot of real estate properties that could be privatized but no one knows the amount that can be raised from this.

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