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instant 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/ˈinstənt/,
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Happening or coming immediately,
  1. Happening or coming immediately
    • - the offense justified instant dismissal
  2. (of food) Processed to allow quick preparation
    • - instant coffee
  3. (of a person) Becoming a specified thing immediately or very suddenly
    • - become an instant millionaire
  4. Prepared quickly and with little effort
    • - we can't promise instant solutions
  5. Producing immediate results
    • - an instant lottery ticket
  6. Urgent; pressing
    • - an instant desire to blame others when things go wrong
  7. (in business letters) Of the current month
    • - your letter of the 6th instant
  8. Of the present moment

Noun
  1. A precise moment of time
    • - come here this instant!
    • - at that instant the sun came out
  2. A very short space of time; a moment
    • - for an instant the moon disappeared
  3. Instant coffee


  1. instantaneous: occurring with no delay; "relief was instantaneous"; "instant gratification"
  2. blink of an eye: a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
  3. in or of the present month; "your letter of the 10th inst"
  4. moment: a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began"
  5. clamant: demanding attention; "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need"
  6. (instantly) immediately: without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening; "he answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway"; "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; "Come here now!"
  7. (instancy) immediacy: the quickness of action or occurrence; "the immediacy of their response"; "the instancy of modern communication"
  8. (instancy) imperativeness: the quality of being insistent; "he pressed his demand with considerable instancy"
  9. A very short period of time; a moment; A single, usually precise, point in time; An instant beverage or food, especially instant coffee; The current month (abbreviated as: inst. ...
  10. (instantly) At once; without delay; Urgently; with insistence
  11. (Instants) cards with one-time effects, that can be cast during upkeep, main phase, and end of turn phase
  12. (Instants) Lottery tickets that may by scratched or opened to reveal immediately whether a prize has been won.
  13. A designation meaning "a day of the current month."  For example, in his record of the defense of Fort Sumter, Samuel W. Crawford noted --following a meeting of the officers in early April 1861--their food would enable them to hold out until "the 15th instant" (i.e., April 15).
  14. Used in letters and reports, "instant" referred to a particular day in the same month.  For example, Robert E. Lee's Report Concerning the Attack at Harpers Ferry, written on October 19, 1859, states that Lee arrived on the "night of the 17th instant".  The "17th instant" would be October 17th.
  15. [Legal] of this month, eg. "on the first instant"
  16. In old texts, 'instant' means the 'the one that just occured' and is always tied to a day.  In this case, 'On the 2d instant' means 'On March 2, 1770' because the testimony was given on March 12, 1770; March 2nd is the day with that number that most recently occured.
  17. A specific moment (or “point”) in time. This is an important mathematical abstraction which has also become part of the conceptual machinery of virtually every human being.
  18. When a judge refers to the "instant" case, he means this case. So why doesn't he say this, instead of instant? No money in it.
  19. Happening or done at once. Occurring with no delay.
  20. urine and saliva screens give immediate results but no level of use.  Positive result cannot be confirmed as to a specific drug.  Immediate results are good to use as a therapeutic tool or if there are questions of a person using prior to child visitation. ...
  21. An ability that has no channeling time prior to effect. The ability triggers immediately when the player enacts it.
  22. Automaticaly translates the selected text on RCTRL+RCLICK in almost every Windows application. More on this feature in Everst Help.