HyperDic: instant

English > 5 senses of the word instant:
NOUNtimeinstant, blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minutea very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
timeinstant, moment, minute, seconda particular point in time
ADJECTIVEallinstant, instantaneousoccurring with no delay
allinstant, instin or of the present month
allinstant, clamant, crying, exigent, insistentdemanding attention
instant > pronunciation
Soundsih'nstahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > instant: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOccurring with no delay.
Examples
  • "relief was instantaneous"
  • "instant gratification"
Synonyminstantaneous
BroaderfastActing or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly
Spanishinstantáneo
Catalaninstantani
Nounsinstancythe quickness of action or occurrence
English > instant: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningIn or of the present month.
Synonyminst
Broaderpresenttemporal sense
English > instant: 5 senses > adjective 3
Meaningdemanding attention.
Example "an instant need"
Synonymsclamant, crying, exigent, insistent
Broaderimperativerequiring attention or action
Spanishapremiante, inaplazable, insistente, perentorio, urgente
Catalanapressant, exigent, inaplaçable, insistent, peremptori, urgent
Nounsinstancythe quality of being insistent
English > instant: 5 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningA very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat).
Synonymsblink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute
Broadermoment, mo, minute, second, bitAn indefinitely short time
Spanishinstante, momento, parpadeo, periquete, santiamén, segundo
Catalanflash, instant, pensament, segon, tres i no res
English > instant: 5 senses > noun 2, time
MeaningA particular point in time.
Synonymsmoment, minute, second
Narrowerclimax, culminationThe decisive moment in a novel or play
eleventh hour, last minuteThe latest possible moment
moment of truthA crucial moment on which much depends
moment of truthThe moment in a bullfight when the matador kills the bull
pinpointA very brief moment
psychological momentThe most appropriate time for achieving a desired effect
timeA suitable moment
Broaderpoint, point in timeAn instant of time
Spanishinstante, minuto, momento
Catalaninstant, moment
Adjectivesinstantaneousoccurring with no delay

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