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, instantnoun

    a particular point in time

    "the moment he arrived the party began"

  2. 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"

  3. here and now, present moment, momentnoun

    at this time

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

  4. 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"

  5. momentnoun

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

  6. momentnoun

    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. momentnoun

    A brief, unspecified amount of time.

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

    Etymology: From moment, from momentum.

  2. momentnoun

    The smallest portion of time; an instant.

    Etymology: From moment, from momentum.

  3. momentnoun

    Weight or importance.

    Etymology: From moment, from momentum.

  4. momentnoun

    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. momentnoun

    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. momentnoun

    A petit mal episode; such a spell.

    Etymology: From moment, from momentum.

  7. momentnoun

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

    Etymology: From moment, from momentum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Momentnoun

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

  2. Momentnoun

    impulsive power; force; momentum

  3. Momentnoun

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

  4. Momentnoun

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

  5. Momentnoun

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

  6. Momentnoun

    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

    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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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. Kalima Rose:

    We’re in the worst housing crisis since the Great Depression, so it’s a moment where the Biden administration could come in and really invest in game-changing programmes. That’s the opportunity.

  2. Toto Wolff:

    Every great Formula One season is marked by a great rivalry. Last year it was our internal battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico and this year it seems that the fight is on between Ferrari and Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian, as calm as it started, it was only a matter of time until the rivalry would eventually become more fierce and controversial. That moment happened in Baku and we saw the results of that tension on track.

  3. Phil Lesh -LRB- bass -RRB-:

    It's when the pipeline is open, and that eternal moment -- as he is describing -- which is where music really lives, is open to us and we become the vessel to which that passes, so in a way music is about bringing eternity to time.

  4. Petr Mrazek:

    Every game is important, especially after not winning the last three games, so, being patient in this game was a big factor, and I think we waited for the right moment and great play by Matthews on the blue line there and finished it.

  5. Matthew McDermott:

    You’re in this moment.

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