What does ephemeral mean?

Definitions for ephemeral
ɪˈfɛm ər əlephemer·al

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ephemeral.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ephemeron, ephemeraladjective

    anything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day in its winged form

  2. ephemeral, passing, short-lived, transient, transitory, fugaciousadjective

    lasting a very short time

    "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but it is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"


  1. ephemeralnoun

    Something which lasts for a short period of time.

  2. ephemeraladjective

    Lasting for a short period of time.

  3. ephemeraladjective

    Existing for only one day, as with some flowers, insects, and diseases.

  4. ephemeraladjective

    Usually dry, but filling with water for brief periods during and after precipitation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ephemeraladjective

    beginning and ending in a day; existing only, or no longer than, a day; diurnal; as, an ephemeral flower

  2. Ephemeraladjective

    short-lived; existing or continuing for a short time only

  3. Ephemeralnoun

    anything lasting but a day, or a brief time; an ephemeral plant, insect, etc


  1. Ephemeral

    Ephemeral things are transitory, existing only briefly. Typically the term is used to describe objects found in nature, although it can describe a wide range of things.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ephemeral in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ephemeral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of ephemeral in a Sentence

  1. Stanley Druckenmiller:

    The myopic policy makers have no endgame. They stumble from one short-term fiscal or monetary stimulus to the next, despite overwhelming evidence that they only produce an ephemeral 'sugar high' and grow unproductive debt that impedes long-term growth, the chickens are now coming home to roost.

  2. Seung Shin:

    Ephemeral was born from a personal experience.


    Being liked can only be ephemeral. Being loved can be everlasting.

  4. Taylor Swift:

    I really believe we in the music industry can work together to find a way to bond technology with integrity and just really hope we can teach the younger generation the value of investment in music rather than the ephemeral consumption of it.

  5. Ilya Brown:

    We built Fleets as a lower-pressure, ephemeral way for people to share their fleeting thoughts, but... we haven't seen an increase in the number of new people joining the conversation with Fleets like we hoped.

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  • мимолетен, краткотраен, еднодневенBulgarian
  • efímerCatalan, Valencian
  • flüchtig, kurzlebig, vergänglichGerman
  • παροδικός, πρόσκαιρος, ημερόβιος, βραχύβιος, εφήμεροςGreek
  • momentaEsperanto
  • efímeroSpanish
  • kestävä, hetkellinen, ohimenevä, päivä, lyhytaikainenFinnish
  • éphémèreFrench
  • अल्पकालिकHindi
  • kérészéletű, efemerHungarian
  • tdk kekalIndonesian
  • skammvinnur, skammlífur, hverfull, skammær, dægurlangurIcelandic
  • fuggevole, effimero, passeggero, transitorioItalian
  • はかない, 束の間Japanese
  • 재지 않는Korean
  • rangitahiMāori
  • kortstondig, vluchtig, eendags, vergankelijk, eendaagsDutch
  • efemeryczny, ulotnyPolish
  • efêmeroPortuguese
  • efemerRomanian
  • эфемерный, недолговечный, непродолжительный, однодневный, преходящий, мимолётныйRussian
  • ȅfemēran, prìvremen, krȁtkotrājanSerbo-Croatian
  • začasen, kratkotrajenSlovene
  • flyktig, efemär, förgänglig, kortlivadSwedish
  • efemeraTurkish
  • 短暫的Chinese

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