a fool; blockhead.
[moh-muh nt] /ˈmoʊ mənt/ noun 1. an indefinitely short period of time; instant: I’ll be with you in a moment. 2. the present time or any other particular time (usually preceded by the): He is busy at the moment. 3. a definite period or stage, as in a course of events; juncture: at this moment […]
[moh-men-tuh m] /moʊˈmɛn təm/ noun, plural momenta [moh-men-tuh] /moʊˈmɛn tə/ (Show IPA), momentums. 1. force or speed of movement; impetus, as of a physical object or course of events: The car gained momentum going downhill. Her career lost momentum after two unsuccessful films. 2. Also called linear momentum. Mechanics. a quantity expressing the motion of […]
[moh-muh n-tair-uh-lee, moh-muh n-ter-] /ˌmoʊ mənˈtɛər ə li, ˈmoʊ mənˌtɛr-/ adverb 1. for a moment; briefly: to pause momentarily. 2. at any moment; imminently: expected to occur momentarily. 3. . /ˈməʊməntərəlɪ; -trɪlɪ/ adverb 1. for an instant; temporarily 2. from moment to moment; every instant 3. (US & Canadian) very soon adv. 1650s, “for a […]
[moh-muh n-ter-ee] /ˈmoʊ mənˌtɛr i/ adjective 1. lasting but a ; very brief; fleeting: a momentary glimpse. 2. that might occur at any ; ever impending: to live in fear of momentary annihilation. 3. effective or recurring at every ; constant. /ˈməʊməntərɪ; -trɪ/ adjective 1. lasting for only a moment; temporary adj. “lasting a moment,” […]