Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
instant /'instənt/
  • danh từ
    • lúc, chốc lát
      • come here this instant: hây đến đây, ngay bây giờ
      • on the instant: ngay lập tức
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (thông tục) đồ ăn uống dùng ngay được
    • tính từ
      • xảy ra ngay lập tức, sắp xảy ra
      • khẩn trương, cấp bách, gấp
      • ngay tức khắc, lập tức
        • instant obedience: sự tuân lệnh ngay tức khắc
      • ăn ngay được, uống ngay được
        • instant coffee: cà phê pha vào nước sôi uống ngay (không cần lọc)
      • (viết tắt), inst (của) tháng này
        • the 1st instant: mồng một tháng này
    • phó từ
      • lập tức
    Concise Dictionary
    +a very short time (as the time it takes the eye blink or the heart to beat)
    +a particular point in time
    +occurring with no delay
    +in or of the present month
    +demanding attention

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 moment, point, second, time:
    I was thinking of you at the very instant the phone rang.
    2 moment, second, minute, flash, twinkling (of an eye), trice, Colloq jiffy:
    I'll be with you in an instant, sir.
    3 instantaneous, immediate, on the spot, overnight:
    His novel was an instant best seller.
    4 urgent, crying, pressing, earnest, imperative, critical, exigent; split-second, direct:
    We have an instant need for a computer specialist.
    5 ready-made, ready-mixed, prepared, ready-to-serve, precooked:
    This is an instant soup - just add hot water to the powder.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    adjective, noun
    + adjective
    1 [usually before noun] happening immediately: She took an instant dislike to me. + This account gives you instant access to your money. + The show was an instant success.
    2 [only before noun] (of food) that can be made quickly and easily, usually by adding hot water: instant coffee
    + noun [usually sing.]
    1 a very short period of time; a moment: I'll be back in an instant. + Just for an instant I thought he was going to refuse.
    2 a particular point in time: At that (very) instant, the door opened. + I recognized her the instant (that) (= as soon as) I saw her. + Come here this instant (= immediately)!
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 short period of time


    brief, fleeting
    For a brief instant, I thought she was going to fall.
    | one, single
    His news was too important to be contained for a single instant longer.


    pause for
    He paused for an instant before continuing.


    for an ~
    Just for an instant I thought he was going to refuse.
    | in an ~
    It was all over in an instant.
    | ~ after/before
    She woke up in the instant before the phone rang.

    2 single point in time


    (any) given, (any) one
    At any given instant the distribution of molecular speeds is always constant under the same conditions.
    | very
    He took out his keys to lock the door. At that very instant the door flew open and a man ran into the room.


    at … ~
    The bomb could go off at any instant.





    His response was almost instant.

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