What does fleeting mean?

Definitions for fleeting
ˈfli tɪŋfleet·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fleeting, fugitive, momentaneous, momentary(adj)

    lasting for a markedly brief time

    "a fleeting glance"; "fugitive hours"; "rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass"; "a momentary glimpse"

Wiktionary

  1. fleeting(Adjective)

    passing quickly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fleeting

    of Fleet

  2. Fleeting(adj)

    passing swiftly away; not durable; transient; transitory; as, the fleeting hours or moments

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. fleeting

    To come up a rope, so as to haul to more advantage; especially the act of changing the situation of a tackle when the blocks are drawn together; also, changing the position of the dead-eyes, when the shrouds are become too long, which is done by shortening the bend of the shroud and turning in the dead-eye again higher up; the use of fleeting is accordingly to regain the mechanical powers, when destroyed by the meeting of the blocks or dead-eyes.--Fleet ho! the order given at such times. (See TACKLE.)

How to pronounce fleeting?

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    Veena
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How to say fleeting in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fleeting in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fleeting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of fleeting in a Sentence

  1. Napoleon:

    Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.

  2. Dorothy Sayers, Gaudy Night:

    How fleeting are all human passions compared with the massive continuity of ducks.

  3. Book of Proverbs:

    Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

  4. Sallust:

    The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.

  5. Sallust:

    The glory that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.

Images & Illustrations of fleeting

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