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Definitions of instant

  1. a very short time (as the time it takes to blink once); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A particular moment of time. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. The present moment of time: any moment or point of time. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Moment of time. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. A moment; second. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. A point in duration; a moment; a particular time. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. A point in duration; a moment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. Instantly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. demanding attention; "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. in or of the present month; "your letter of the 10th inst" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. Pressing; urgent; importunate; earnest. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Closely pressing or impending in respect to time; not deferred; immediate; without delay. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Present; current. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A day of the present or current month; as, the sixth instant; - an elliptical expression equivalent to the sixth of the month instant, i. e., the current month. See Instant, a., 3. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Urgent, immediate; passing; of the present month; as, the tenth instant. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Pressing, urgent: immediate: quick: without delay: present, current, as the passing month. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Immediate; urgent. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Immediately impending. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Now passing; current. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Pressing; urgent; making no delay; present; current, as on the 10th instant. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. Immediate; present; without delay; urgent; current. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for instant

  1. In another instant I was able to see also. – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve
  2. I will go this instant to your mistress. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
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