- The act or quality of being instant or pressing; urgency; solicitation; application; suggestion; motion.
- That which is instant or urgent; motive.
- Occasion; order of occurrence.
- That which offers itself or is offered as an illustrative case; something cited in proof or exemplification; a case occurring; an example.
- A token; a sign; a symptom or indication.
- To mention as a case or example; to refer to; to cite; as, to instance a fact.
- To give an example.