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Definitions of temporary

  1. Temporariness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. not permanent; not lasting; "politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber; "impermanent palm cottages"; "a temperary arrangement"; "temporary housing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Transient; not permanent. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. For a time only: transient. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Lasting for a short time only; transitory; transient. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Lasting for a time only; continuing for a limited time; transient. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Lasting for a time only; transient. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for temporary

  1. In this way the little creature soon provides itself with a snug enclosure which serves it as a temporary home. – Butterflies Worth Knowing by Clarence M. Weed
  2. Provide me with a temporary occupation. – On With Torchy by Sewell Ford
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