just a minute/second/moment

Definition of just a minute/second/moment

1 used to ask someone to wait or stop briefly
  • Just a second and I will get that book for you.
2 used to demand that someone stop or listen
  • Just a minute, young lady! You can't park there!

Word by Word Definitions

just play
  1. : having a basis in or conforming to fact or reason : reasonable

  2. : conforming to a standard of correctness : proper

  3. : faithful to an original

  1. : exactly, precisely

  2. : very recently

  3. : by a very small margin : barely

  1. : archaic variant of joust

minute play
  1. : the 60th part of an hour of time : 60 seconds

  2. : the 60th part of a degree of angular measure

  3. : the distance one can traverse in a minute

  1. : to make notes or a brief summary of

  1. : very small : infinitesimal

  2. : of small importance : trifling

  3. : marked by close attention to details

second play
  1. : next to the first in place or time

  2. : next to the first in value, excellence, or degree

  3. : inferior, subordinate

  1. : one that is number two in a series — see Table of Numbers

  2. : one that is next after the first in rank, position, authority, or precedence

  3. : one that assists or supports another

  1. : the 60th part of a minute of angular measure

  2. : the 60th part of a minute of time : 1/86,400 part of the mean solar day

  3. : an instant of time : moment

  1. : to give support or encouragement to : assist

  2. : to support (a fighting person or group) in combat : bring up reinforcements for

  3. : to support or assist in contention or debate

moment play
  1. : a minute portion or point of time : instant

  2. : a comparatively brief period of time

  3. : present time


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