['məʊm(ə)nt] or ['momənt]
(noun.) the n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value.
(noun.) a turning force produced by an object acting at a distance (or a measure of that force).
(noun.) a particular point in time; 'the moment he arrived the party began'.
(noun.) an indefinitely short time; 'wait just a moment'; 'in a mo'; 'it only takes a minute'; 'in just a bit'.
(n.) A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at thet very moment.
(n.) Impulsive power; force; momentum.
(n.) Importance, as in influence or effect; consequence; weight or value; consideration.
(n.) An essential element; a deciding point, fact, or consideration; an essential or influential circumstance.
(n.) An infinitesimal change in a varying quantity; an increment or decrement.
(n.) Tendency, or measure of tendency, to produce motion, esp. motion about a fixed point or axis.
n. . Instant, second, trice, flash, jiffy, twinkling, twinkling of an eye.. Importance, consequence, weight, significance, value, import.
SYN:Instant, second, importance, twinkling, trice, weight, force, gravity,consequence, avail
ANT:Age, period, century, generation, triviality, insignificance, worthlessness,unimportance, inefficacy
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.
- Marianne was softened in a moment. 简·奥斯汀. 理智与情感.
- Holmes considered for a moment. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- That she had chosen to move away from him in this moment of her trouble made everything harder to say, but he must absolutely go on. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- I started, but was only discomposed a moment; I knew the voice and speaker. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- To-morrow, loveliest and best, hope and joy of my life, to-morrow I will see thee--Fool, to dream of a moment's delay! 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- In a moment, laying his finger on his lips, he made a silent gesture to Miss Ophelia to come and look. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- Those were the exact words she used--taken down in my diary the moment I got home. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- At these latter words the girl shivered again, and for a moment paused in her rowing, seeming to turn deadly faint. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- At this moment, Legree sauntered up to the door of the shed, looked in, with a dogged air of affected carelessness, and turned away. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- Besides, I choose to please myself by sharing an idea that at this moment beams in your mother's eye while she looks at you. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- Ursula meditated for a moment. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- You knew from the first moment when you saw me here, that I was a gentleman? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- Or even if I any ways should want a wink or two,' added Sloppy, after a moment's apologetic reflection, 'I could take 'em turning. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- At this moment the noise grew louder. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- And it must be remembered that this poor lady had never met a gentleman in her life until this present moment. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- There were even moments when she was conscious of having to pay her way. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- It was one of the greatest moments of the war to me when I heard the report in that great voice where pity, compassion and truth are blended. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- Ordinarily but a few moments, if the impressions are distinct. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 人猿泰山.
- Nothing more they found, and it was a thoroughly awed and frightened group of savages which huddled around their king a few moments later. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 人猿泰山.
- The captain surveyed him from cap to waistcoat and from waistcoat to leggings for a few moments, and finally asked him to go indoors. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- There were moments when Lily found an ironic amusement in this aspect of the case. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- The young lady uttered a cry of surprise, and for a few moments they were so still that the listener could distinctly hear them breathe. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- After a few moments' silence, it had relaxed into its usual weak condition. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- After a few moments of painful hesitation, I broke the silence. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- For some moments she would be unaware of Gerald. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- At moments it seemed to him he did not care a straw whether Ursula or Hermione or anybody else existed or did not exiSt. Why bother! 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- He spoke this in a smothered voice, and I did in truth believe that my last moments had arrived. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- A dead silence prevailed for some moments. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- In a few moments, a man stood in his presence, who, with a keenly observant look at him, addressed him by his name. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- Elinor for a few moments remained silent. 简·奥斯汀. 理智与情感.