Definitions of ephemeral

  1. Anything lasting but a day, or a brief time; an ephemeral plant, insect, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Anything that is ephemeral. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. Beginning and ending in a day; existing only, or no longer than, a day; diurnal; as, an ephemeral flower. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Short-lived; existing or continuing for a short time only. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Existing only for a day; shortlived. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Existing only for a day: daily: short-lived. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Lasting but a day; short-lived. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Living one day only, as May-flies; hence, transitory. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Continuing or existing one day only; short-lived. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for ephemeral

  1. And all for the ephemeral reading of a day- of a forenoon, more likely- to be forgotten when the evening journals came out! – Jennie Baxter, Journalist by Robert Barr
  2. The original flavour has gone from many of them, like the scent from dried flowers, with the dispute or ephemeral motive that gave rise to them; but a new flavour from that very fact has taken the place of the old, of the same sort that attaches to the relics of extinct religions or of bygone forms of life. – Books Condemned to be Burnt by James Anson Farrer