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, ephemeral(adj)

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

  2. ephemeral, passing, short-lived, transient, transitory, fugacious(adj)

    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. ephemeral(Noun)

    Something which lasts for a short period of time.

  2. ephemeral(Adjective)

    Lasting for a short period of time.

  3. ephemeral(Adjective)

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

  4. ephemeral(Adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ephemeral(adj)

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

  2. Ephemeral(adj)

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

  3. Ephemeral(noun)

    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. Erik Pevernagie:

    Ephemeral emotions can be saved in the backyard of our memory. Beauty and poetry are stored in the mind and illuminate our thoughts. ( "Living life as a poem" )

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    What you see with your eyes are transient and ephemeral, what you see through your heart is everlasting and eternal.

  3. Steve Sansweet:

    Those (products) are things that are there, and then they're gone, this is the stuff to me, just like the earliest cereal boxes for the launch of 'Star Wars.' ... This is the kind of stuff that is very ephemeral.

  4. Sybil Adelman:

    Most of you have been where I am tonight. The crash site of unrequited love. You ask yourself, How did I get here What was it about Was it her smile Was it the way she crossed her legs, the turn of her ankle, the poignant vulnerability of her slender wrists What are these elusive and ephemeral things that ignite passion in the human heart That's an age-old question. It's perfect food for thought on a bright midsummer's night.

  5. 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.

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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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