transitory

  • 1 transitory — I adjective brief, cursory, ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting, flitting, fugacious, impermanent, momentary, not permanent, passing away, provisional, short lived, temporal, temporary, transient, unenduring, unstable, volatile associated concepts:… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 transitory — tran‧si‧to‧ry [ˈtrænztri ǁ tɔːri] adjective formal continuing or existing for only a short period of time: • The current weakness in gold is transitory and will eventually produce greater profits. • The last decade saw powerful but transitory… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Transitory — Tran si*to*ry, a. [L. transitorius: cf. F. transitoire. See {Transient}.] Continuing only for a short time; not enduring; fleeting; evanescent. [1913 Webster] Comfort and succor all those who, in this transitory life, are in trouble. Bk. of Com.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 transitory — (adj.) late 14c., from O.Fr. transitoire (12c.), from L.L. transitorius passing, transient, from L., allowing passage through, from transitus, pp. of transire go or cross over (see TRANSIENT (Cf. transient)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 transitory — *transient, passing, ephemeral, momentary, fugitive, fleeting, evanescent, short lived Antonyms: everlasting: perpetual …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 transitory — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not permanent; short lived. DERIVATIVES transitorily adverb transitoriness noun. ORIGIN Latin transitorius, from transire go across …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 transitory — [tran′sə tôr΄ē, tran′zətôr΄ē] adj. [ME transitorie < MFr transitoire < LL(Ec) transitorius < L, adapted for passing through < transitus: see TRANSIT] of a passing nature; not enduring or permanent; temporary, fleeting, or ephemeral;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 transitory — transient, transitory Both words mean ‘brief, fleeting’, with transient conveying rather more strongly the notion of people or things ‘passing through’ while transitory denotes temporary situations that are more static: • The highly transient… …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 transitory — [[t]træ̱nzɪtəri, AM tɔːri[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that something is transitory, you mean that it lasts only for a short time. Most teenage romances are transitory. ...a sad reminder of the transitory nature of political success. Syn: transient …

    English dictionary

  • 10 transitory — adjective Etymology: Middle English transitorie, from Anglo French, from Late Latin transitorius, from Latin, of or allowing passage, from transire Date: 14th century 1. tending to pass away ; not persistent 2. of brief duration ; temporary < the …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 transitory — See transitory, transient …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 12 transitory — adj. Transitory is used with these nouns: ↑nature …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 transitory — tran|si|to|ry [ trænzı,tɔri ] adjective temporary: Peace between the two countries was only transitory …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 transitory — adjective transitory fashions Syn: transient, temporary, brief, short, short lived, short term, impermanent, ephemeral, momentary, fleeting, passing, here today and gone tomorrow; literary evanescent, fugitive See note at temporary Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 transitory — UK [ˈtrænsət(ə)rɪ] / US [ˈtrænzɪˌtɔrɪ] adjective temporary Peace between the two countries was only transitory …

    English dictionary

  • 16 transitory — transient / transitory [adj] temporary, brief changeable, deciduous, emigrating, ephemeral, evanescent, flash, fleeting, flitting, fly bynight*, flying, fugacious, fugitive, going by, impermanent, insubstantial, migrating, momentary, moving,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 17 transitory — Passing from place to place; that which may pass or be changed from one place to another; the opposite of local. See transitory action …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 18 transitory — Fleeting. Not permanent. See chose transitory …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 19 transitory — adj. not permanent, brief, transient. Phrases and idioms: transitory action Law an action that can be brought in any country irrespective of where the transaction etc. started. Derivatives: transitorily adv. transitoriness n. Etymology: ME f. AF… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 transitory — transitorily /tran si tawr euh lee, tohr , tran si tawr , tohr , zi /, adv. transitoriness, n. /tran si tawr ee, tohr ee, zi /, adj. 1. not lasting, enduring, permanent, or eternal. 2. lasting only a short time; brief; short lived; temporary.… …

    Universalium


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