English adjective: instant
|1.||instant occurring with no delay|
|Samples||Relief was instantaneous.|
|2.||instant in or of the present month|
|Samples||Your letter of the 10th inst.|
|3.||instant demanding attention|
A crying need.
Regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous.
An instant need.
|Synonyms||clamant, crying, exigent, insistent|
|Antonyms||beseeching, imploring, pleading|
English noun: instant
|1.||instant (time) a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)|
|Samples||If I had the chance I'd do it in a flash.|
|Synonyms||blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, jiffy, New York minute, split second, trice, twinkling, wink|
|Broader (hypernym)||bit, minute, mo, moment, second|
|2.||instant (time) a particular point in time|
|Samples||The moment he arrived the party began.|
|Synonyms||minute, moment, second|
|Broader (hypernym)||point, point in time|
|Narrower (hyponym)||climax, culmination, eleventh hour, last minute, moment of truth, moment of truth, pinpoint, psychological moment, time|