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UK [ˈməʊmənt] / US [ˈmoʊmənt] noun
Word forms "moment":
singular moment plural moments
1)
a) [countable] a particular point in time when something happens

Jane began to speak, but at the same moment Helen appeared.

If only he had not chosen that moment to walk into the room.

very/precise/exact moment:

At that precise moment there was a knock on the door.

(up) until that moment:

Ellie had never really given it much thought up until that moment.

b) a point in time when something important, special, or unusual happens
moment of:

This is the proudest moment of my career.


Collocations:
Adjectives frequently used with moment
▪  critical, crucial, exact, key, precise, right, very
2) [countable] a very short period of time

He paused for a few moments before giving his answer.

brief moment:

For a brief moment their eyes met.

spare moment (= when you are not busy):

He studied in every spare moment he could find.

3) [countable, usually singular] a short period of time when you have the opportunity to do something
the right moment:

This is surely the right moment to make amends.

big moment (= a chance to show how good you are at something):

As he stood up, James knew his big moment had arrived.

seize the moment:

I saw he was alone and seized the moment.

4) [singular/uncountable] physics the tendency of a force to cause a load to move. It is measured by multiplying the force by the distance from the fulcrum.

any moment (now) — very soon

They should be here any moment now.

from the moment (that)= from this/that moment (on) — used for emphasizing the exact point in time when something started to happen

He didn't stop chatting from the moment he arrived.

From that moment on, I loved swimming.

have its/your moments= someone has their moments — to have some good periods or parts; to sometimes have problems or cause trouble

Although the film has its moments, it's not really worth seeing.

just/wait a moment — used for telling someone that you will do something very soon; used for asking someone to give you their attention for a short time

"Can you give me a hand?" "Just a moment."

Just a moment, I want to ask you something.

the last (possible) moment — the latest time that it is possible to do something

She waited until the last possible moment to cancel her flight.

not for a/one moment — used for emphasizing that something is definitely not true, or that you would definitely not do or say something

I have not for a moment suggested that you should leave.

someone/something will take/be a moment — someone or something will be very quick

I'll only be a moment.

You can wait if you like. It won't take a moment.

See:
for, heat I

English dictionary. 2014.

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