Associations to the word «Instant»

Wiktionary

INSTANT, noun. A very short period of time; a moment.
INSTANT, noun. A single, usually precise, point in time.
INSTANT, noun. An instant beverage or food, especially instant coffee.
INSTANT, noun. A day of the current month (abbreviated as: inst.)
INSTANT, adjective. (dated) Impending; imminent.
INSTANT, adjective. (dated) Urgent; pressing; acute.
INSTANT, adjective. Occurring immediately; immediate; present.
INSTANT, adjective. Lasting for a short moment; momentary; short-lived.
INSTANT, adjective. Very quickly and easily prepared.
INSTANT, adjective. Of the current month (abbreviation inst.).
INSTANT, adverb. (poetic) At once; immediately.
INSTANT COFFEE, noun. A beverage in the form of a powder, granules, or concentrated liquid, made from coffee and able to be quickly reconstituted by adding water.
INSTANT MASH, noun. Instant mashed potatoes
INSTANT MASHED POTATOES, noun. A processed food, consisting of potatoes that have been boiled, mashed and then dried, that is sold in the form of a powder or flakes and is prepared for eating by being mixed with water or milk.
INSTANT MESSAGE, noun. (communication) (computing) A message conveyed through an instant messaging program.
INSTANT MESSAGE, verb. (communication) (computing) To convey a message via an instant messaging program.
INSTANT MESSAGED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of instant message
INSTANT MESSAGES, noun. Plural of instant message
INSTANT MESSAGES, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of instant message
INSTANT MESSAGING, noun. (communication) (computing) A form of realtime communication where two or more people exchange text messages, usually short, using computers or other devices with communications capabilities.
INSTANT MESSENGER, noun. (communication) (computing) A computer application which allows instant text communication between two or more people through a network or the Internet in its entirety.
INSTANT MESSENGERS, noun. Plural of instant messenger
INSTANT NOODLE, noun. (chiefly in the plural) One of a mass of dried precooked noodles fused with oil, usually soaked in boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes before being eaten.
INSTANT NOODLES, noun. Plural of instant noodle
INSTANT REPLAY, noun. (sports) (television) A video recording of an action that can be replayed immediately after being recorded.

Dictionary definition

INSTANT, noun. 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".
INSTANT, noun. A particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began".
INSTANT, adjective. Occurring with no delay; "relief was instantaneous"; "instant gratification".
INSTANT, adjective. In or of the present month; "your letter of the 10th inst".
INSTANT, adjective. Demanding attention; "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need".

Wise words

All our words from loose using have lost their edge.
Ernest Hemingway