King James Bible Dictionary



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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MO'MENT, noun [Latin momentum. This word is contracted from motamentum, or some other word, the radical verb of which signified to move, rush, drive or fall suddenly, which sense gives that of force. The sense of an instant of time is from falling or rushing, which accords well with that of meet.]

1. The most minute and indivisible part of time; an instant.

In a moment in the twinkling of an eye. 1 Corinthians 15:52.

2. Force; impulsive power.

--Touch with lightest moment of impulse,

His free will.

Little used; but hence,

3. Importance in influence or effect; consequence; weight or value.

It is an abstruse speculation, but also of far less moment to us than the others.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MOMENT'AL, adjective Important. [Not in use.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MOMENT'ALLY, adverb For a moment.

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MOMENTANEOUS, MOMENTANY, not used. [See Momentary.]

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MOMENTANEOUS, MOMENTANY not used. [See Momentary.]

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MO'MENTARILY, adverb Every moment.

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MO'MENTARY, adjective Done in a moment; continuing only a moment; lasting a very short time; as a momentary pang.

Momentary as a sound,

Swift as a shadow, short as any dream.

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MO'MENTLY, adverb For a moment.

1. In a moment; every moment. We momently expect the arrival of the mail.

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MOMENT'OUS, adjective Important; weighty; of consequence. Let no false step be made in the momentous concerns of the soul.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MOMENT'UM, noun [Latin] In mechanics, impetus; the quantity of motion in a moving body. This is always equal to the quantity of matter multiplied into the velocity.