momentnounuk /ˈməʊ.mənt/ us /ˈmoʊ.mənt/
moment noun (SHORT TIME)
- The falcon seemed to hang in the air for a moment before diving onto its prey.
- If you'd like to take a seat, Mr Chang will be with you in a moment.
- Could you mind my bag for a moment while I go to the toilet?
- He paused and thought for a moment.
- Could you check this letter for me before I post it - it will only take a moment.
moment noun (OCCASION)
- Is Michelle all right? She doesn't seem quite herself at the moment.
- She's on the phone to him at this very moment actually.
- In an indiscreet moment, the president let his genuine opinions be known.
- I'm sorry, you've called at rather an awkward moment.
- Would this be a good moment to bring up the subject of money?
moment noun (IMPORTANCE)