# instant

## Noun

 Singular instant
1. An instant is a very short time.
She looked at me and for an instant, I thought she was her mother.
2. (usually before the noun) Instant $x$ is $x$ that is ready, or happens, very quickly (in an instant).
I don't like instant coffee, but that's usually what I drink.
With his first book, he was an instant success.