[moh-men-tuh s] /moʊˈmɛn təs/
of great or far-reaching importance or consequence:
a momentous day.
of great significance
1650s, from moment + -ous to carry the sense of “important” while momentary kept the meaning “of an instant of time.” Related: Momentously; momentousness.
[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 s] /ˈmoʊ məs/ noun, plural Momuses, Momi [moh-mahy] /ˈmoʊ maɪ/ (Show IPA), for 2. 1. Also, Momos [moh-mos] /ˈmoʊ mɒs/ (Show IPA). Classical Mythology. the god of ridicule. 2. (sometimes lowercase) a faultfinder; a carping critic. /ˈməʊməs/ noun (pl) -muses, -mi (-maɪ) 1. (Greek myth) the god of blame and mockery 2. a cavilling […]
[mom-iz-uh m] /ˈmɒm ɪz əm/ noun, (sometimes initial capital letter) 1. excessive adulation of the mother and undue dependence on maternal care or protection, resulting in absence or loss of maturity and independence. /ˈmɒmɪzəm/ noun 1. (US, informal) the excessive domination of a child by his or her mother noun Maternal domination; matriarchalism; mother worship […]
[mom-uh] /ˈmɒm ə/ noun 1. . /ˈmɒmə/ noun 1. (US & Canadian) another word for mother1 n. 1884, American English variant of mamma (q.v.). As a biker’s girlfriend or female passenger, from 1950s. noun Any specified object, esp a large, admirable, or effective one; mother, motherfucker: It’s time to put this momma in the oven […]