Definitions English

  • An almost imperceptible space of time. See Synonyms at moment.
  • A particular or precise time: at the instant of combustion.
  • The current month: your letter of the 15th instant.
  • A food or beverage designed for quick preparation.
  • Occurring at once; immediate: instant gratification.
  • Imperative; urgent: an instant need.
  • Now under consideration; present.
  • Commercially prepared or processed for quick and easy final preparation: an instant cake mix.
  • Readily soluble in water: instant coffee; instant powdered milk.
  • Appearing, done, or taking place with or as if with maximum quickness and ease: "She had the gift of instant intimacy” ( Sylvia Jukes Morris).
  • At once; instantly.