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Meaning & Definition of Moment in English

English

Moment

/moʊmənt/

noun

1. A particular point in time

  • "The moment he arrived the party began"
    synonym:
  • moment
  • ,
  • minute
  • ,
  • second
  • ,
  • instant

2. An indefinitely short time

  • "Wait just a moment"
  • "In a mo"
  • "It only takes a minute"
  • "In just a bit"
    synonym:
  • moment
  • ,
  • mo
  • ,
  • minute
  • ,
  • second
  • ,
  • bit

3. At this time

  • "The disappointments of the here and now"
  • "She is studying at the moment"
    synonym:
  • here and now
  • ,
  • present moment
  • ,
  • moment

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • consequence
  • ,
  • import
  • ,
  • moment

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

    synonym:
  • moment

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

    synonym:
  • moment

Examples of using

Tom waited a moment before replying.
With his mother very sick and a tight deadline at work, Tom has a lot on his plate at the moment.
I liked both songs very much, and only then I noticed that they'd been written by the same band. At that moment it got one more fan.