KJV Dictionary Definition: instant


IN'STANT, a. L. instans, insto.

1. Pressing; urgent; importunate; earnest.

Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer. Rom.12.

2. Immediate; without intervening time; present.

Impending death is thine and instant doom.

3. Quick; making no delay.

Instant he flew with hospitable haste.

4. Present; current. On the tenth of July instant.

IN'STANT, n. A point in duration; a moment; a part of duration in which we perceive no succession, or a part that occupies the time of a single thought.

1. A particular time.


INSTANT'ER, adv. L. In law, immediately; at the present time; without delay.

The party was compelled to plead instanter.


IN'STANTLY, adv. Immediately; without any intervening time; at the moment.

Lightning often kills instantly.

1. With urgent importunity.

And when they came to Jesus,they besought him instantly, saying, that he was worthy for whom he should do this. Luke 7.

2. With diligence and earnestness. Acts.26.