Associations to the word «Instant»


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

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats