Of importance at this time, as in The issue of the moment is dealing with our budget deficit. This expression gave rise in succeeding decades to the man of the moment, meaning “the most important person at this time,” as in When Alan hit a home run and broke the tie, he was the man of the moment. [ c. 1930 ]
noun 1. a novel (1935) by Thomas Wolfe.
[aw-fuh n-tahymz, of-uh n-; awf-tuh n, of-] /ˈɔ fənˌtaɪmz, ˈɒf ən-; ˈɔf tən, ˈɒf-/ adverb 1. . extended form of often, attested from early 15c.
[oh-foo r-oh; Japanese aw-foo-raw] /oʊˈfʊər oʊ; Japanese ɔˈfu rɔ/ noun, plural ofuros Japanese, ofuro [aw-foo-raw] /ɔˈfu rɔ/ (Show IPA) 1. .
/ˈɒfˌwɒt/ noun, acronym (in Britain) 1. Office of Water Services: a government body set up in 1989 to regulate the activities of the water companies in England and Wales, and to protect the interests of their consumers